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Art in Public Places

Hobe Sound Beach

Hobe Sound Beach

On December 12, 2011, the SEA project was permanently installed for public viewing at Hobe Sound Beach. More than 150 students from Jensen Beach High School worked with artist Mia Lindberg to create a full-scale mosaic sculpture of a loggerhead sea turtle for the project. The project integrates aesthetic elements with educational counterparts. The piece was inspired by the nesting of the endangered species and was constructed in hopes to create more public awareness of the issue. In January of this year, South Fork High School students will be working with landscape architect Meg Whitmer to establish landscaping using native plants at the project site. They will also be working with professional graphic designers on educational signage to be put on permanent display. The SEA Project as an entirety has not only made Martin County a more beautiful place, but it has created awareness and has provided another educational outlet for the public and everyone that has lent a hand in the effort.