Missed FishSTOCK? Workshop with Brandon Ballengée

March 30, 2023

Sign up to see Brandon Ballengée’s Collapse installation, experience a Fish Adaptation and Drawing Workshop with artists and biologists Shannon Cruz, Cheyenne Eagles, Brandon, and tour Tulane University’s Royal Suttkus Fish Collection – the largest preserved fish collection on the planet!

About Collapse
Created in scientific collaboration with Todd Gardner, Jack Rudloe, and Peter Warny. Mixed-media installation including 26,162 preserved specimens representing 370 species, glass, and preservative solutions.

Collapse is a sculptural response to the global crisis for the world’s fisheries and the threat of unraveling the Gulf of Mexico’s food chain following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The pyramid of 26,162 preserved specimens represents 370 species of fish and other aquatic organisms collected from the Gulf Coast, a region of diverse fish species and of socio-economic importance. This pyramidal installation references the fragile interrelationships between aquatic species in the Gulf food chain. Empty jars represent species in decline or those that have already been lost to extinction. Collapse is a sculptural sketch that represents the Gulf of Mexico food chain starting with smaller life forms working its way up to the top with large predators.

Through April-June – Registration here.