Jason deCaires Taylor’s “Silent Evolution” wave via Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
Ocean conservation nonprofit Project 0 has partnered with luxury skin care brand La Mer, to bring 52 wave-shaped sculptures designed by artists and entertainers like Keith Richards, Slash, Sienna Miller, Rita Ora, Cara Delevigne to NYC. Between May 20 and June 21, the La Mer Wave Walk will feature public art pieces throughout the five boroughs to raise awareness about ocean conservancy, as DNA Info learned. The installations will be up for auction on June 21, with all proceeds going to the charity La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund for Project 0.
A wave called “Thalassophile-A lover of the ocean” by artist Milla Eastwood, courtesy of Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
The waves can be found at 52 sites, with two on Roosevelt Island, two in the Bronx, one in Long Island City, and the rest spread across Manhattan and Brooklyn. Jason deCarie Taylor, a sculptor and environmentalist, created a wave titled “Silent Evolution.” Cara Delevigne’s, titled “Mother Ocean,” can be found at the United Nations Plaza. For its description, the supermodel wrote: “The ocean is like the mother of our planet. It gives us life–the air we breathe and the water we drink–and is full of creatures who move around its mysterious, vast blue waters. Love your mother!”
Famed Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash designed a wave with an orange octopus wearing a top hat similar to what he wears, which will be located near Yankee Stadium. “I love being in or close to the ocean,” Slash’s description read. “So having a wave sculpture incorporating my likeness was a great idea.”
British Actress Suki Waterhouse designed a wave sculpture called “Rise,” which she said is “a nod to the power of myth and how present and real effects are felt by people and the environment on our planet.” Find her wave at Coopers Square. Rockstar Keith Richards designed a dramatic-looking wave called “Human Tide,” which can be found in the lobby of the James Hotel on Grand Street.
The Wave Walk coincides with the UN’s World Oceans Day on June 8. Each wave can be bought online starting May 20, with a live auction at Sotheby’s on June 21. Find which wave sculptures are coming to your neighborhood by using an interactive map found here.
[Via DNA Info]
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