Artist Nina Karavasiles created Saline/La salina at the Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum, part of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. The artist built a salt-filled trough that extended from the aquarium-museum courtyard down the hillside towards the water, creating a visual connection to the seaside, the Scripps Pier, and the ocean beyond. Alongside the trough were Plexiglas enclosures containing salt water. Over the course of the exhibition the water evaporated leaving behind salt crystals.
Curator: Wendelin Montciel
Organizer: Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Venue: Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla