Minneapolis-based artist and musician Sean Connaughty has done many wonderful and interesting things. Among them are a series of self contained ceramic biospheres that he sculpts, fills with plant life, and then submerges in waterways to become free floating universes. He wires them with cameras so viewers can hit his website and see what is going on inside. Now he has taken on his biggest version of the project yet, a massive concrete ‘Ark’ biosphere which will be submerged in Lake Superior near the Aquarium. The image is of the Ark being hoisted in place for the Northern Spark Festival in June at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis.
Some Duluthians may have familiarity with Sean’s other projects, including the Bigloo – a recording studio built in a igloo which he has located at various times around the Duluth area. Sean has a Kickstarter to bring his latest project to Duluth and every little bit helps!
Story on Sean’s project in the Duluth News Tribune: Artist aims to float homemade ark in Duluth harbor
(Full disclosure, Sean is also a friend of mine – but don’t let this shameless plug stop you from checking out his work!)
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