Saturday, November 27, 2021

‘Plastic Ocean’ Art Project Emerges From The Florida Keys


The “Plastic Ocean Project” art installation by Austrian photographer Andreas Franke has been recovered from the waters off the Florida Keys.

The project involved 24 pieces of art that were submerged and stuck to the hull of the Vandenberg shipwreck.

The pieces were submerged in May 2019, and over time have acquired a patina due the action of algae, organisms, and salt. Once removed from the water the pieces will be dried completely by the artist before going on exhibition at a yet-to-be-named Florida art gallery. The artist envisages the unique patina each piece acquires as the signature of the sea.

The art project was aimed at raising awareness on the harmful impact plastic has on our oceans, and highlight the sheer quantity of plastic refuse in the ocean.

You can find the plastic ocean gallery here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!