Syncopation Sea and Benthic Zone
Syncopation Sea and Benthic Zone is a beautiful, life-like art installation consists of three mosaic locations at the Texas A&M University at Galveston. This artwork was created by Dixie Friend Gay. The larger mural, 12 feet high and 23 feet long, is a colorful look at sea life, a school of fish, ocean currents and underwater plant life. The smaller mural is 10 feet x 10 feet with an image of a mysterious shadow and the reflected light on the sand sea floor. Benthic Zone is a 15 inches x 43 feet sculptured relief mosaic recessed into two walls that run the width of the lobby. It depicts microscopic plankton, diatoms and other single-cell life forms. Materials used are hand formed high fired ceramic, cast glass, fused glass, flame worked glass, and tumbled smalti.