Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Abstract

Artists around the world have created captivating sculptures to raise awareness of the growing problem of marine litter and pollution. In this vein, we collaborated with the Nantucket Department of Public Works and the Marine Mammal Alliance Nantucket to design a functional public sculpture in the image of a sperm whale called Moby. This iconic sculpture will serve as an attractive receptacle for trash and recyclables and encourage people to collect and dispose of coastal litter found on the beach. The Moby project will spread awareness of the impact litter has on the marine environment and its wildlife through informational signage, local outreach, and the symbolic image of marine litter filling the body of a whale.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2019-12-12

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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