A collaborative effort between art and science took shape in Mr Bugara’s science lab at the Blue Mountain School in Croton last week. With the guidance and support of Mrs Krause and Mr Gioacchini, the talented art educators on staff; the invitation by R.A.R.E. and ArtsWestchester to build a “fish tank” of wildlife for the sculpture garden at the Arts Exchange Gallery (in White Plains) spurred a fury of recycled creativity, problem solving, team building and lots of duck tape. Take an inside look into the high school’s process of representing the wealth of species in the estuaries that call the Hudson River and the Long Island Sound their home.
The Tree’s core, branches, and organically wrapped elements create a constant fluid battle between human industrial movements and nature’s survival. Stretching out from within emerges a human limb gently holding a piece of history; a rivet from the World Trade Center. This 9/11 part to the Tree symbolizes mankind embracing structure; it’s the harmony, appreciation, and respect we need to pay to our planet. After all, we can only create from what it gives.