CAA - Contemporary Art Archipelago



Armi Nurminen

Underwater Sculpture

The sculpture by Armi Nurminen functions simultaneously as an art work and an artificial reef at the bottom of the sea. Light plays around the shell-like shapes while they form shelters for small fish and other marine life. Gradually the sculture will find its place in this ecosystem and become part of the underwater landscape. Metsähallitus will follow and document these changes. The work was selected out of proposals produced in a workshop for the students of Turku Art Academy by CAA.

The sculpture is at the bottom of the sea by the island of Dalskär. It is a permanent feature in a new underwater nature trail planned by Metsähallitus in the Archipelago Sea National Park. The sculpture can be viewed by swimming, snorkeling or diving.