Professor Downing Describes New Aquatic Sculptures as 'Monument of Sea-Level-Rise Awareness'

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

NORTH BAY BOHEMIAN -- To date, Downing’s brightly colored sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and public venues in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and throughout Europe. In addition to being a working artist, Downing is a full-time professor at San Francisco State University.

For the MarinMOCA exhibition, Downing will display several ceramic markers, as well as photos of them in the waters around Marin, with explanatory text accompanying the visuals. After the exhibit closes, the markers will be placed in the lagoon at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael as a public art display.

“They’re going to be a monument of sea-level-rise awareness,” Downing says. “It will be a public art sculpture with a message.”