The World is your Oyster

The World is Your Oyster is a temporary sculpture installation inspired by 3D ads and reflecting environmental themes of ecology and ecosystem preservation.

It was installed in a park by the New Haven harbor along the roadside in 1990 and was composed of three-foot fiberglass pearls encircled in a tree and a seven foot-high oyster made from animation rubber and powered by hydraulics opened and closed upon a “globe pearl”.

Artist Suzan Shutan’s soundtrack, broadcast from oyster, included facts about oyster anatomy and the pollution of their habitat.

In 2001 it was shown at Brooklyn college and had a lot of success.

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