CONCRETE ROPE REEF SPHERES
by Evelyn Tickle
Sponsored by Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
Evelyn Tickle’s CONCRETE ROPE REEF SPHERES are made using a patent pending clean concrete formula developed by the artist to match the chemical makeup of an oyster shell, specifically for underwater reef use. The rope spheres will have artificial concrete oyster shells attached to the concrete rope, and the nooks and crannies in both the spheres and the shells will provide places for embryonic oysters and other creatures to attach. Over time the interstitial spaces will be filled in with living oysters and other marine species. Tickle has invented hundreds of concrete formulas to enhance color, structure, sustainability and most recently, for underwater use to enhance marine habitat.