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Art offers powerful opportunities to express our common humanity, challenge assumptions, spark conversation, connect diverse people, inspire wonder, imagine new solutions, and promote action for positive change.
At the heart of the Swamp Rabbit Trail is a five foot tall metal rabbit sculpture filled with recyclable plastic bottles. The bottles were collected during litter cleanups in Greenville County. This environmental sculpture was designed by Myrtle Beach artist, Jim Swaim. Swaim’s unique work dramatizes the issue of plastic litter within our communities and engages the nearly 750 thousand visitors that annually visit this recreational trail about the harmful side-effects of single-use plastic bottles. The sculpture heightens awareness of the need for all of us to use and dispose of plastics in a more sustainable way.
Near the playground at Conestee Park is a metal beaver sculpture filled with recyclable plastic bottles that were collected during litter cleanups in Greenville County. This environmental sculpture was designed by Myrtle Beach artist, Jim Swaim. Jim Swain’s creates art that makes a statement and encourages the 250 thousand visitors that annually visit this park to reconsider how they use single-use plastic bottles. This installation is intended to spark discussion and motivates each of us to reflect on the issues litter and plastic debris causes to wildlife that call Conestee Nature Preserve home.
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