Teresita Cochran

“Shatterproof” is a temporal sculpture, representing the cityscape of downtown Boston as it faces the inevitable future of dramatic sea level rise. The artwork shows a representation of the Boston skyline encased in a solid block of ice, surrounded by standing heat lamps. When a guest approaches the sculpture they trigger one heat lamp to turn on, when more people surround the sculpture, more heat lamps will turn on, exculpating the melting of the block of ice revealing the cityscape within. As the ice melts it fills up a basin of water, and when the ice is completely melted there will be a sea of water surrounding the city at the height of projected sea level rise in 2050, illustrating what effect one can have on Boston and the environment.