Plastic Reef Sculpture in Partnership with Perry J. Cohen Foundation

Plastic Reef Sculpture in Partnership with Perry J. Cohen Foundation

Lacey Hagler
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In partnership with the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, “Plastic Reef” by Federico Uribe will be on display at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens until May 31st, 2020.

Plastic Reef is exactly what you would expect it to be, a sculpture constructed of discarded plastic and recycled into a colorful and fun depiction of Florida’s coral reef. The artist enjoys creating beautiful sculptures out of objects that were not originally created with the intent of beauty, and has turned a portion of ANSG into an underwater wonderland.

“We throw 80 tons of garbage into the sea a day.” Uribe stated on Vimeo, “This is [my] reflection on it. This is me thinking about the beauty that is gone from coral reefs.”

His intent is to get people thinking about the plastic they use daily, and to spark a change in the lives of individuals.

Uribe’s work has become prominent in the United States over the past decade.  His artwork has been collected by and featured in multiple museums around North and South America, rapidly becoming some of the most sought-after contemporary art around the world.  

As Jupiter locals, we are thrilled that Federico Uribe is supporting the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, a non-profit created in memory of a 14-year-old local boy who went missing at sea on July 24th, 2014. The Foundation is devoted to carry on Perry’s legacy by supporting the advancement of what he was most passionate about: the arts, marine environment preservation and education, teenage entrepreneurship, and boating safety education.

 

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

253 Barcelona Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States

Phone: (561) 832-5328

HOURS:
October – June:
Wed – Sun, 10 am – 4 pm
ADMISSION:
Members: Free
Visitors: Adult $15
Senior: $10
Child/Student: $7

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