The seven new sculpture designs chosen by jury for permanent exhibition in the fifth installation of the Underwater Museum of Art have been revealed.
The 2023 installation will include the following pieces of sculpture:
- “Quantum Reef” by Chris Chubb (Tallahassee, FL)
- “Space Nest” by Frank Henderson (Evanston, IL)
- “Welcome Home” by Zachery Long (Oklahoma City, OK)
- “Madam Nature” by Andrew Luy (Huntsville, AL)
- “Cetacean Remains” by Pat Mclain (Stone Mountain, GA)
- “One Tree” by Ann Moeller Steverson (Huntsville, AL)
- “Opus” by Allison Wickey (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
UMA sculptures are deployed with existing government-permitted artificial reef projects that includes nine nearshore reefs located within one nautical mile (1.85km) of the shore in approximately 58 feet (18 meters) of water.
The 2023 installation will join the 34 sculptures previously deployed on a one-acre (.4-hectare) permit patch of seabed off Grayton Beach State Park, further expanding the US’s first permanent underwater museum.
Check out the seven new designs here.
Deployment of the 2023 UMA installation is slated for this summer. Go to UMAFL.org for more information on the timeline and events surrounding the installation’s launch.