Thursday, November 30, 2023

Underwater Museum of Art Adds More Sculptures

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Nine new sculptures were recently added to the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Florida.

Image credit: Underwater Museum of Art
Image credit: Underwater Museum of Art

The 2022 installation includes the following pieces of sculpture:

* “Currents and Tafoni” by Joe Adams (Ventura, CA);
* “Pirate Shipwreck” by Sean Coffey (Pittsburgh, PA);
* “Bloom Baby Bloom” by Brit Deslonde (Santa Rosa Beach, FL);
* “The Seed and The Sea” by Davide Galbiati (Valreas, France);
* “Fibonacci Conchousness” by Anthony Heinz May (Eugene, OR);
* “New Homes” by Janetta Napp (Honolulu, HI);
* “Arc of Nexus” by Tina Piracci (Richmond, CA);
* “We All Live Here” by Marisol Rendón (San Diego, CA); and
* “Common Chord” by Vince Tatum (Santa Rosa Beach, FL).

The sculptures were deployed via an artificial reef project that includes nine nearshore reefs located within one nautical mile (1.85km) of the shore in 58 feet (17.68m) of water.

Image credit: Underwater Museum of Art
Image credit: Underwater Museum of Art

The new installation joins the 17 sculptures previously deployed on a one-acre (.4 hectare) permit patch of seabed off Grayton Beach State Park, expanding the USA’s first permanent underwater museum to a total of 34 sculptures. The UMA patch will continue to be filled with several new sculptures annually.

Image credit: Underwater Museum of Art
Image credit: Underwater Museum of Art

Now through September 5th, 2022 (Labor Day in the USA), enjoy free day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park courtesy of the Walton County Tourist Development Council.

Learn more about this program here.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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