Starting next year, Miami Beach visitors looking for their next art pilgrimage will be heading to the ocean floor.
ReefLine, an underwater public sculpture park that is designed to serve as a vibrant artificial reef, will open its first permanent installations in December 2021. Though only the first mile will be completed by that time, eventually, the public art project will run seven miles long, echoing the experience of traveling Manhattan’s High Line, but with snorkel fins.
The next awe-inspiring art experience is set to open on the ocean floor. Credit: © OMA
The idea came about when the project’s founder and art director, Ximena Caminos of BlueLab Preservation Society, learned that artificial reefs could be deposited in the waters of South Beach to aid in replenishing its coral population.
“I thought, ‘What if we created a reef designed by artists?'” said Caminos over email.