A New Exhibit at Cancun’s Underwater Museum
Cancun’s Underwater Museum of Art has a new addition.
The undersea art museum has unveiled its newest exhibit: “Vestigios” by Elier Amado Gil, the museum’s current resident artist.
According to Gil, the pieces “evoke the future” by showcasing humanity’s ecological footprint and our impact on the natural world.
The exhibit is composed of three sunken relief artwork pieces, intended to represent fossils.
The park, which was founded in 2009, was aimed at preserving the coral reefs on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.
All of the artwork is made with materials that are safe for marine life and encourage the formation of artificial reefs. It includes more than 500 submerged works of art.
— Caribbean Journal staff