For thirty years Northern California hosted several informal galleries in which local people constructed unsigned sculpture from flotsam. The work received considerable media publicity. The premier gallery was in Emeryville, but several other locations around the Bay were used, along with subsidiary galleries in Arcata and North Bend, OR. All these tidal galleries have become state parks, nature reserves, or otherwise closed to sculpture-building. Given the creative energy of people in the area, future galleries in other tidal locations are likely to arise.
Art from Flotsam: Marrying art and ecology
Robert Sommer is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis where he chaired four departments (Psychology, Environmental Design, Rhetoric & Communication, and Art) although not all at the same time. His books include Personal Space, Street Art, and A Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America.
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Robert Sommer; Art from Flotsam: Marrying art and ecology. Boom 1 May 2013; 3 (1): 56–62. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.1.56
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