Meet “Denise.” She is one of fifty-two art installations being installed in all five Boroughs on May 18 and 19. The installations are part of a joint project between La Mer and Project 0, entitled the La Mer Wave Walk, to raise awareness and funding for ocean conservation projects around the world. The installations are timed to coincide with the United Nations World Oceans Day on June 8, and the full story of this project, and the other installations, will be posted next week by Untapped Cities.
This is your preview, East Harlem. “Denise” was delivered and installed at The Plaza at the MTA/125th Street Station at Park Avenue under the watchful eye of Carey King, Director of NHEMA and Tyrone Wood, Director of Project 0.
The Cousteau Society, who named this installation, had this to say – “We call our wave “Denise,” the name of the submarine that allowed Jacques Cousteau to explore the ocean and share it with the world. “Denise” introduced millions to the magic of life under the waves, and helped us learn how incredibly important the ocean is to human life.”
If you think “Diane” would look good on your terrace, you’re in luck! Each wave will be available for purchase online via Paddle8 May 20 to June 23, followed by a live auction at Sotheby’s on June 21. One hundred percent of net proceeds from the auction will benefit the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund for Project 0.
Meanwhile, you can enjoy “Denise”, as she sits on The Plaza at MTA/125th Street and Park Avenue, next to the NHEMA Pop-Up Shop, in East Harlem. You can follow the project on #LaMerWaveWalk.
Here are a few #lamerwavewalk installations on Instagram & reader photos!