An artificial reef in the Florida Keys has become a temporary gallery for a subsea art exhibition. A video released on 3 April by the Florida Keys News Bureau shows divers hanging artwork on the 523ft Gen Hoyt S Vandenberg, the worlds second-largest artificial reef located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary about seven miles south of Key West. The ship was towed and sunk in 2007 to create an artificial reef for divers.
Over the weekend, divers installed a dozen photo illustrations, encased in Plexiglas and mounted on silicone-sealed steel frames, on the Vandenbergs weather deck, more than 90ft below the surface on the Atlantic Ocean, according to the Florida Keys News Bureau.
The exhibition, a creation of Austrian art photographer Andreas Franke, is a sequel to the artists Sinking World series which debuted on the Vandenberg in 2011.