The exhibition, “We protect what we love”, opens tonight at the Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, W11 2AY in West London. The artist and campaigner Celia Gregory will present her latest body of work. The exhibition includes mosaics, a selection of photography and video art from the Marine Foundation, ‘Living sculptures in the sea’ and a series of light box installations, artworks and artefacts made from natural items collected from beaches around the world.
Celia is an accomplished mosaic artist and sculptor, who founded the Marine Foundation not long after seeing, and feeling, the effects of dynamite fishing while diving in Bali. Combining her artistic and creative talents with a powerful conservation message, and collaborating with a team of marine experts, is the Marine Foundation.
Supported by the Roddick Foundation, the Marine Foundation uses art as a catalyst for marine conservation, sustainable resource management and social change. Working with their clients, the Marine Foundation combines art, marine management and artificial reef science to create underwater art installations that support and regenerate their surrounding marine ecosystem.
Celia’s work is inspired by nature, and inspires in the viewer a connection with nature. Two of her works from last year’s exhibition are pictured below. The exhibition is only until Saturday 5th October.
And to echo my last entry with this, I offer a Maori Meditation, called ‘Finding God’ from Celia’s on the Marine Foundation website:
Sermons say read the bible To know god
Kneel and pray To know god
Obey the commandments To know god
But yesterday I saw a butterfly
Land on a withered leaf Just before sunset
And at that moment
I knew god…