Charlotte “Lottie” Hutson ’23 was hired by the John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center to build a sculpture raising awareness for sea life and the dangers from waste being thrown into our oceans.
Charlotte’s sculpture, an 8-foot long Northern Atlantic Right whale, was made entirely from recycled materials including plastic bottles, wrappers, cans, bottle caps, newspaper, tile, mirror, and broken ceramics. The skeleton of the whale was created with recycled chicken wire.
The sculpture is currently on display at the Spartanburg Science Center and will be featured in May’s Spartanburg ArtWalk. 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.