Bay Model, Seal Sculpture

A Seal Sculpture
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A Seal sculpture made entirely of plastics that had washed up on shore.


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:28:20 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7645
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Bird Pecked Foam
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The face was created using foam that had been pecked by sea birds. The birds thought that foam was food so modeled it by trying to eat it.


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:28:40 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7647
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Foam, Plastic and Rope Head
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The head was constructed from foam, bits of various plastic items, and rope.


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:28:54 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7649
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Multi-Colored Plastic
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The base of the seal sculpture was created by combining pieces of colored plastic.


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:29:01 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11.7651
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Sliced Plastic Bottles
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Plastic bottles were attached by their lids and the side sliced to resemble seaweed.


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:29:16 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7653
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A Smiley Face
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One of the pieces of washed ashore trash had a smiley face drawn on it.


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:29:38 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7654
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Lids, Bottles, and Wheels
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The side of the seal was covered in scraps of small bottles, lids, and wheels. Also mixed in was a piece of a cane and a thread spool.


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:30:10 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7658
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A Brush
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A brush was one of the odd items embedded in the sculpture along with rope.


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:30:14 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7659
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The Sign
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The sign read on the left:

From seabirds and fish to marine mammals, all animals are impacted by plastic trash in the ocean. Whether they directly ingest bits of plastic, consume fish that have eaten small plastic fragments, or become entangled in packing straps or nets, the harm is real and deadly. Entanglement in plastic is one of the most obvious hazards. Painfully restricting movement and cutting into skin, plastic can cause injuries or death to marine mammals.

And on the right:

Every Action Counts!

Purchase rope, strapping, yarn and string made of natural fibers that biodegrade.


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:28:30 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7646
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The Art
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The sign read:

The Washed Ashore Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit

At the Marine Mammal Center June 25 - October 15, 2011

This entangled seal sculpture is made from hundreds of pounds of ocean trash that simply washed ashore.

Washed ashore is the vision of artist and educator Angela Haseltine Pozzi. This community art project has turned the ugly reality of ocean trash into beautiful sculptures of the marine life we strive to save, inspiring us all to rethink our use of plastics and change our habits.

Come and see 15 other massive marine life art pieces at The Marine Mammal Center.

Free Admission | Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Docent-Led Tours Available (by reservation)
MarineMammalCenterArt.org external link


Part of the Washed Ashore, Plastics, Sea Life & Art Exhibit   •  Seal on display at the Bay Model external link   •  Marinship Park, Sausalito, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:28:30 Saturday 3 September 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7657
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