Ken Knowlton


Jacques Cousteau by Ken Knowlton, 1987, sea shell mosaic

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans,” said Jacques Cousteau (long-time explorer, describer and protector of the oceans and life therein).

This mosaic portrait is made of seashells and sea debris and its layout was guided by the artist’s computer-generated plan. The artwork was commissioned by/for the San Francisco Exploratorium at dimensions of 32″x 26″ in 1987.

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