Aviva Rahmani, ecological artist
Blue Sea Lavender Project

Blue Sea Lavender

Blue Sea Lavender was a series of events and performances during the one day "Site Specific" show curated by Pat Nick, August 19th, 2009, on Vinalhaven Island, Maine. A sub-theme of the show was the celebration of recently installed wind power turbines on Vinalhaven Island to serve the Fox Islands.

Blue Sea Lavender is a parable about watching the loss of species diversity in the Gulf of Maine, by inventing a mythical plant. The plant’s plaint is, "I am so blue. I am Blue Sea Lavender. I have lost my children, my family, my community, my home." The event included the singing Puccini's "Vissi d'arte" in a public preserve at specific times over a 6 hour period. The day before, large drawings of the mythical plant were created on the sand of 2 local preserve parking lots using branches, rocks and water, knowing that cars would destroy the drawings, as people have destroyed many species across the earth.

5 min video clip


Stills from Blue Sea Lavender were shown in the following exhibition: Blue Sea Lavender for Site Specific curated by Pat Nick, New Era Gallery, Fog Gallery and other locations on Vinalhaven Island, ME, 2009.


Duncan, Jamie. “Contemporary Art That Beautifully Raises Awareness” ecosalon.com http://ecosalon.com/contemporary-art-that-beautifully-raises-awareness/ posted January 23, 2016.

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