CHARLESTON, S.C. — Sept. 26, 2014 — Marine animals come to life through recycled metal, tools and old engine parts in the South Carolina Aquarium’s newest art installation, Salvage for our Seas. The exhibition, on display through January 15, 2015, features sculptures by Charleston artist Daniel Miner representing the Lowcountry’s diverse animals and landscapes.
Each piece is an original interpretation by Miner who transforms expired engine parts and shop equipment into detailed sculptures using a hand-held plasma cutter, which delivers 30,000 degrees of precision-cutting heat. Miner individually draws and handcrafts each piece, sealing them with a multi-stage powder coating. Miner’s work reflects his passion for preserving and protecting our natural world. His pieces include sea turtles, mahi, sailfish, and tarpon.
Salvage for our Seas
Visitors to the Aquarium have the opportunity to reserve and later purchase Miner’s artwork displayed in Salvage for our Seas, with a portion of the proceeds directly supporting conservation and education programs at the Aquarium. Salvage for our Seas is included with general admission to the Aquarium. For more information visit scaquarium.org/art or call (843) 577-FISH (3474).
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