Hope Ginsburg, Michael Royce, Joshua Quarles, Maxwell Parker
A collaborative contribution to the Coastorama installation of the Sponge Exchange exhibition. The Coastorama Cooperative rides an endangered Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale, honoring the 100 remaining animals in the gulf and signaling the importance of collaboration to this project and to grappling with the climate crisis.
Seventeen students, two teachers and a TA met in my backyard camper studio when the Sponge Exchange class Skyped me in from Richmond – a bit like having diorama class in a diorama. That makes me the diver in the scene, tethered to the little glowing camper, passing a sponge remotely to the folks riding by overhead.