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Indra's Net


Indra’s Net is a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all creatures. Judith & Richard Lang's interpretation of Indra's Net is one of hope. We invite you to participate; use your imagination to envision what a healthy ocean habitat might look like and make a promise to help make it happen!

In Hindu legend, the God Indra laid a net over the infinite universe, affixing a multi-faceted jewel at each juncture so every facet of every jewel reflected every other jewel. The net expresses the interdependence of all life. We are part of those jewels, and our every action reflects on the actions of all others. Our actions - big or small - together make a difference in the health of our oceans.

Fashioned from lost and abandoned trawl nets, recovered from a beach in The Golden Gate National Recreation Area by beachcomber Richard James, the Langs’ version of Indra’s Net shows how interconnected we all are – on land and in the sea. Over the course of the exhibition, the artists will affix strips of repurposed plastic with messages of hope handwritten by members of the public - people just like you: promises to change behavior, to be more aware, and to take action that will make the ocean healthier. After all, we are all marine mammals and we all rely on a healthy ocean.

Find out what YOU can do to help the ocean at, our new digital experience that takes you on a journey to the depths of the ocean. You'll learn all about The Ghost Below art exhibit, how marine mammals are affected by ghost nets and trash, and what you can do to help.

When was the last time you made a promise? It's a weighty word and it ought to be. Give some thought to what you can and will commit to do, and add your ocean promise to our virtual net!

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