Heading to Miami soon? Keep an eye out for the eye-catching artwork by Coral Morphologic that is gracing the walls at Miami International Airport through its MIA Galleries. The 80-ft. wall features images from Coral Morphologic’s local marine life photography collection, ‘Flower Animal’. According to their blog, the exhibition has 11 pieces all metallic-paper, diasec-mounted prints that are on display at the North Terminal, near gate D-31.
Here is the description from the MIA Gallery page:
Coral Morphologic is as an art-science hybrid comprised of marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay. Together they present coral reef organisms as both alien and archetypal life-forms through multi-media and site-specific artworks. Coral Morphologic finds itself firmly rooted in the present time and place of Miami: a city built primarily from limestone that has been recycled from thousands of years of local reef-building, and home to a diverse cultural community that mirrors its colorful aquatic ecosystems.
Years of scientific observation in both the wild and the lab have led Coral Morphologic to identify metaphors applicable to both coral reef life and the urban human condition. We have concluded that there is an inseparable affinity between Miami and the reef, and seek to illuminate this relationship through our works.
The fluorescent soft corals featured in this photographic exhibit are all native to the coral reefs in and around Miami.