Art and soul of New York celebrates World Oceans Day
For a city to be truly sustainable it needs to have a cultural soul – and art is at the centre of this soul. It fosters an emotional connection that brings people together, and makes communities worth living and investing in for future generations.
Today, we celebrate World Oceans Day and the part that art is playing across New York City in its honour, with 54 extraordinary wave sculptures on display to raise awareness for ocean conservation. It is a chance to think about our waters and our future.
As much as 40 per cent of our expansive oceans are affected by the actions of mankind. Whether it’s pollution, the fishing industry or the depletion of marine habitats, there’s no denying we are on the brink of irreparable damage.
La Mer Wave Walk is a collaboration between cosmetic conglomerate La Mer and non profit Project 0. Each wave is designed by a global influencer, or ‘wave maker’. Among them are the likes of Richard Branson, Sienna Miller, Keith Richards, Vivienne Westwood and other artists, designers and culture makers.
The sculptures are on show across public spaces throughout June, when they will be auctioned off to support ocean conservation projects around the world. Catch a glimpse of one of these inspiring sculptures using this interactive map.
It’s time to step up and see how we can all do better to safeguard our seas.
Wave by Michela Martello, on display around the corner from the Tea & Water office in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY.