Jellyfish Drift Project
On June 12, 2012 the City of Boynton Beach announced its sponsorship of artist Paul “Paulo” Slater’s Jellyfish Drift Project. This project will assist the City to market its new Brand Promise and statement, “Breeze into Boynton Beach, America’s Gateway to the Gulfstream.”
The message the Jellyfish Drift Project delivers is to treasure the ocean, keep it clean and reduce the trash that washes up on our beaches. One of the projects partners, Surfrider Foundation of Palm Beach County, joins this effort with their RAP message which stands for Rise Above Plastic. Plastic bags in the ocean resemble jelly fish and therein the connection with the Jellyfish Drift Project.
The Jellyfish Drift Project consists of Paulo’s Jellyfish painted brushed metal art panel attached to a light weight bamboo raft, outfitted with a GPS tracking devise and set adrift in the Gulf Stream just off Boynton’s Oceanfront Beach Park, 6415 N.Ocean Blvd. (A1A). Another project partner, Jupiter Pointe Paddling, will provide kayaks and paddle boards to bring the JellyFish art panel to the Gulf Stream. The safely marked JellyFish art panel will drift northbound for a lucky beachcomber to discover. Once found, there is contact information inscribed on the back of the panel to follow.
The project launch is at 8:00 A.M. on July 7, 2012 during a Sandsifter All American Beach Cleanup in collaboration with the City’s Art in Public Places Program, Recreation and Parks Department, Economic Development Department, Go Green Boynton, Surfrider Foundation of Palm Beach County, Jupiter Pointe Paddling, Crowd Control Surf Co., Nomad Surf Shop, Jupiter Kiteboarding, Waves End Watercraft, Share the Stoke Foundation and generous public and business donations.
For more information contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Administrator, City of Boynton Beach, 561.742.6026 or Paul “Paulo” Slater, JellyFish Drift artist, Paulo Metal Art at 772.647.0112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Paulo Metal Art-brushed metal illustration on Facebook.