Converse College Artist’s Striking Sculpture Illustrates Threat of Ocean Pollution

Charlotte “Lottie” Hutson, an art education major at Sullivan Foundation partner school Converse College, has created a striking sculpture that illustrates the growing threat of ocean pollution.

The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center hired Hutson, a member of Converse’s Class of 2023, to create a sculpture raising awareness for sea life and the dangers from waste being thrown into our oceans.

Charlotte’s sculpture depicts an eight-foot long Northern Atlantic Right whale. She sculpted it entirely from recycled materials, including plastic bottles, wrappers, cans, bottle caps, newspaper, tile, mirrors, and broken ceramics. The skeleton of the whale was created with recycled chicken wire.

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The sculpture was placed on display at the Spartanburg Science Center and featured in May’s Spartanburg ArtWalk.

Located in Spartanburg, S.C., the John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center provides science education and enhancement for the Spartanburg County community through interactive scholastic programs, hands-on exhibits and community outreach.

This article has been edited from the original version appearing on the Converse College website.

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