"Science Inspires Art: OCEAN" organized by Art & Science Collaborations Inc. (ASCI) is the 19th international juried art show by this 30-year-old nonprofit. "With every grain of sand, sod, and soil spoken for on the shore, the artists in this exhibit are deeply connected to the mystery and great unmined truths of the last thing no one can claim: the sea," writes Diana Moore, co-juror of the exhibition.
The exhibit's other juror, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute John Stegeman writes, "The sea touches all of us in many ways, some we are aware of, and some not so obvious. The sea is a controller of climate, is the source of half of the oxygen we breath, and can even affect our blood pressure. The sea shapes our experiences in youth, is a source of power, of beauty, and mystery. In the works submitted to this exhibition the artists have captured the beauty and wonder of the oceans in many creative and different ways."
Based on new scientific information and personal experiences, the international Open Call for this exhibition asked artists and scientists to help create a new public perception of ocean by sharing creative visions of our deep connections to her, the health issues she faces and/or possible solutions, and feelings she inspires in us. - Cynthia Pannucci, ASCI Founder-Director
"Science Inspires Art: OCEAN" can be viewed online or at the New York Hall of Science through February 25th, 2018.