Project Description

Not Seen, Not Heard, But Felt

Aquarium of the Pacific

This 17-foot-tall sculpture created by San Diego Environmental Artist, James Stone, originally was selected as one of about 30 “urban trees” in the San Diego Unified Port District’s fourth Urban Tree art contest (2007).

Constructed primarily of steel and sculpted and cast glass, “Not Seen, Not Heard, But Felt” masterfully depicts sea life struggling to survive among the pollution and debris poured into the waters under the thin veil of the ocean surface. Fish and majestic mammals of the sea are shown with trapped leaking, corroded metal drums and deadly discarded nets.

I hope my art will inspire onlookers to ideally think more responsibly about what we do and how we impact the ocean and its inhabitants.
– James Stone