Earth 2: Ocean Currents Carrying Whales

About Earth 2: Ocean Currents Carrying Whales

Earth 2 is sponsored by Child Educational Center, La Canada Flintridge, CA

We dedicate the globe to the children of this planet with great love and optimism. May it inspire our dreams, connecting us to the core of our humanity and to the natural world with reverence and wonder.


Use the map features to see where this Earth has traveled.  Click on any of the map markers to view the story posted from that location.

Earth 2: Ocean Currents Carrying Whales

Artist Statement: Ocean Currents Carrying Whales

This globe explores the powerful ocean currents created by earth’s rotation and temperature changes of the water. The ocean’s movement is depicted through brush strokes and color. The swirling shades of gold to silver indicate the general direction and relative temperatures of the ocean currents (gold being warmer and silver being cooler).  Whales were added as a symbolic gesture of the life in these moving waters that transport them.


Ronnie Swire Siegel
Los Angeles, CA, United States


3D Printing: Ivan Contreras, SOC Printing
Printing File: Ben Diedrich


3D printed globe using Ingeo PLA resin made by NatureWorks and sold as a filament for 3D printing by 3D-Fuel.  Ingeo is made from plants to capture and sequester CO2 and is used to fabricate 3D printing filament.  This globe is 4″ in diameter, lightweight, and durable.  The globe was hand painted by the artist.

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