Artists BJ Katz and Chris Klein of Meltdown Glass studio designed and fabricated Sea Life Stewardship through their signature kiln-cast glass process. Encased in a steel frame with LED lighting the 2200 pound glass mural evokes an underwater experience and invites the viewer to consider the breadth of life beneath the surface of the bay. Sea Life Stewardship was created in collaboration with architect Peter Burtt, Doug Woodward Engineering and Gary Slater Contemporary Metal.
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center is a cornerstone project for City redevelopment efforts focused on reconnecting the beach area and downtown. The public art component of the Exploration Center was sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency, with a goal of enlivening the streetscape and increasing the project’s interpretive visibility.