America’s first underwater museum has opened with submarine-themed exhibits providing habitat for ocean life. It is located right off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Florida.
The Underwater Museum of Art’s (UMA) purpose is to make art that turns into the marine habitat by expanding fish populations. Also, with its creative, cultural, and educational aspects, visitors and explorers will get the opportunity to enjoy and learn at the same time as they dive into the deep sea.
The project was nearly two years in the making and has seven prominent sculptures on display.
- “Propeller in Motion” by Marek Anthony
- “Self-Portrait” by Justin Gaffrey
- “The Grayt Pineapple” by Rachel Herring
- “JYC’s Dream” by Kevin Reilly
- “SWARA Skull” by Vince Tatum
- “Concrete Rope Reef Spheres” by Evelyn Tickle
- “Anamorphous Octopus” by Allison Wickey
South Walton Artificial Reef Association Board President Andy McAlexander said in the release:
“The intent of the project was proven within an hour of deployment when we could see schools of bait fish swarming the structures, completely validating the entire effort. I have never been prouder to have had the privilege to work with such talented and visionary people in my life. This project has changed my perspective towards art.”
Allison Wickey, the mastermind of the museum, said she was inspired to propose the project after watching the creation of artificial reefs. Her idea became a reality and can now be enjoyed by everyone.
The executive director of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County Jennifer Steele said:
“It was a surreal hour watching the artwork being lowered into the Gulf of Mexico.”
The underwater museum is free entry, but visitors will have to dive down first.
Visitors will likely be greeted by schools of fish and other underwear creatures.
Will you check this underwater museum out?
Russian Artist Transforms Dirty Vehicles Into Amazing Works of Art
Dirty vehicles are artistic opportunities for this artist.
Over the years, we’ve been introduced to lots of artists using unique mediums, thanks to social media. We’ve all been impressed with these creative people who used everything from stones and makeup, to pies and straws.
Now allow us to show some love for an amazing painter from Moscow named Nikita Golubev. This man uses a strange canvass to showcase his artworks – dirty vehicles.
As you can see below, this painter from the Russian capital has the ability to transform dusty cars and trucks into fantastic masterpieces. Instead of writing “wash me” or anything rude, he utilizes the space to exhibit his creativity and even deliver important messages.
Dad Draws On Kids’ Lunch Bags To Serve As The Perfect Icebreaker In School
Dad found a perfect icebreaker for his kids.
All parents know that being in school is sometimes tough for kids, especially for those who are more on the shy side like Lynell Jinks’ daughter Zelina. Instead of just giving her some pep talk to boost her self-esteem like most parents normally do, the 42-year-old artistic and creative director took a totally different approach.
Lynell started drawing on his children’s paper lunch bags about five years ago. Now, it became a regular thing and his kids, Zelina and Izaac, appreciate all the efforts that he did to make them feel special.
Instead of just doing quick sketches, Lynell took it to a whole new level.
Brilliant Artist Creates Beautiful Artwork From Spilled Coffee
Coffee is not just for drinking for Giulia Bernardelli.
Coffee spills are quite annoying as they are sometimes difficult to clean. But one artist turned this problem into something beautiful. Instead of wiping off the spill, she created incredible artwork from it, and the results are simply amazing.
Giulia Bernardelli, better known as Bernulia in her Instagram account, revealed that her creativity in turning coffee spills into art comes from spur-of-the-moment imagination. The 27-year-old Italian artist, who earned her bachelor’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, shared that her coffee spill artwork all started a year ago when she accidentally spilled coffee on the table.
In awe of the possibilities, Giulia found a way to turn the ugly patch into a work of art.
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