As one approaches the work from above, geometric lines appear- an x and three flanges. These could be seen as cardinal directions, or the 12, 3, 6, and 9, and the hour, minute, and second hands on clock. Whatever the approaching scuba diver reads into the image, it’s clearly manmade, geometric, out of place in the organic undulating forms of the ocean. The tension between natural and built world is evident as one approaches and finds the work is a series of doorframes - Four door frames, with doors at various stages of opening or closing.  One door is just slightly ajar, another wide open. An open door is an invitation to enter or exit: a closed door is a challenge. A series of doors is a decision, which one to pass through if any. A door to the future, a door to the past...  The work may conjure up images of Atlantis, or a flooded city. A door is out of place in an environment of boundless space, unbound by walls or imposing architecture. This series of doors, of decisions submerges among marine life that may wander about this unnecessary architecture. Useless, these doors will be forever stuck in various states of ajar, surrounded by nothing but ocean.  Above Image Courtesy:  Spring Run Media
 The UMA is created by the  Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA)  in partnership with  Visit South Walton ,  South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA ) and with support from the  National Endowment for the Arts , the  Alys Foundation , and  Visit Florida .    Special thanks to  Balram Chamaria at  B+AC LLC  for engineering consultation  Nash Golon  Peter Hilton  And to  Maureen Hilton , Andrew Russell, &  Michael Talbot  for heavy lifting.
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