Sculpture by Mark Aeling, Master sculptor
Watch a short video of Ripples
Design: Mark Aeling, Carrie Jadus
Project Team: Mark Aeling, Carrie Jadus
Installation and Fabrication Team: Chris Padow, George Retke, Ryan Michel, Tina Piracci, Charlotte Chieco, Harold Hood
Client: The Florida Aquarium
Location: The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Florida
Photography: Mike Rixon Photography
515 22nd Street South, Unit E
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712
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Ripples of Life continues the exploration of themes initiated in MGA works Cut Throat Trout and Ripple Effect. The multi-faceted intricate 70’ sculptural relief features its own fully programmable LED Lighting system and curves to fit The Florida Aquarium's uniquely shaped entry lobby wall. Ripples of Life artfully incorporates its function as a donor wall, gracefully arranging its various sculptural elements into overlapping ripple patterns illuminated by changing colors of light.
The birds and fish in the sculpture are available to purchase for inscription and sized to indicate a specific level of donation.
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"By emphasizing forms found in nature and repeated by a variety of species across the planet, the viewer becomes connected to these
"Ripples of Life" on many levels, adding to the depth of the experience."
-- Sculptor Mark Aeling
RIPPLES OF LIFE: A Sculpture commissioned by The Florida Aquarium
for its main entry lobby. It includes its own fully programmable LED
lighting system and curves with the building’s unique interior, while
also functioning as a donor wall.
MATERIALS: Aluminum, Acrylic, LED Lighting
DIMENSIONS: 10’ x 70'
Copyright 2013. Mark Aeling. All Rights Reserved.