Join us at Beacon Park from September 20 – 26 to experience this year’s art installation – “The Last Ocean” by Jen Lewin which was hand selected by the DDP for a limited-time presentation.
“The Last Ocean” is an expansive landscape of interactive platforms created from reclaimed ocean plastic, evocative of a luminescent ice field composed of beautiful geometric tessellations. This is a work that not only seeks to inspire and educate but also – through the use of reclaimed ocean plastic – to impact the recovery of our oceans and our planet.
“The Last Ocean”, created by American contemporary artist, Jen Lewin, explores the crisis of plastic pollution in our oceans, a warming planet, dwindling natural resources, and the need for aggressive systemic change. How do we address and mitigate the issues our planet faces as a global community?
During the day, the platforms of “The Last Ocean” will highlight the transformation of reclaimed ocean plastic with a swirled surface of blue and white particulate. At night, “The Last Ocean” will glow with vibrant animated light, cycling through a diverse palette of carefully curated colors as visitors interact with the work. Participants will splash and dance in waves of light, illuminating the organic and powerful nature of our oceans.
This installation of “The Last Ocean” is unique, with a Beacon Park-specific installation slowly dissipating as the piece is exhibited, conveying the idea of this fragile ecosystem deteriorating over time.
For the best viewing experience, we recommend checking it out at night!