Bay Clay Oyster Reef

In collaboratiion with Bay Area sceintists and conservation organizations, we are prototyping an innovative and aesthetically-minded oyster bed destined for installation in the East Bay near the Oakland Estuary and Lake Merritt.  Using only substances taken from the Bay our sculptures are returned to bay waters to recruit the oyster larvae that will attach and eventually build the large oyster beds that once populated shorelines and protected marshes and acted as storm surge barriers.














Support for this project in made possible by the Headlands Center for the Arts, Alumni New Works  Award 2013, a 2012 Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant, and The Arts and Healing Network.

1 comment:

Janet Barton said...

I was just googling "oyster sculpture" and came upon your fascinating work. Keep it up!