Colleen Flanigan is an artist, metal worker, armaturist for stop-motion animation, and diver, living in New York City. She works to re-establish coral reefs worldwide with the Biorock® process and encourages responsible pesticide-free urban land stewardship with her alter ego, "Miss Snail Pail," who teaches the public to harvest the humble backyard snails found in the West and return them to their lofty heritage of haute cuisine.

Colleen's designs have been approved to join the living art of MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte). This monumental underwater museum in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc was founded in 2009. It aims to “demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science.” Find out about this adventure and how you can get involved to help corals and ocean biodiversity.

During June and part of July, 2011, Living Sea Sculpture (LSS) was being built. Here is the concept model and a clip of the final sculpture as it arrived at Puerto Cancun. The international team received word at the end of August 2012 that the last contract was signed. They are raising funds to return to Mexico to deploy into the waters of Punta Nizuc as soon as possible. Please donate to help bring the Living Sea Sculpture to life and maintain this unique coral refuge. Listen to the song written and produced to celebrate this project.

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Update on the Living Sea Sculpture project.

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Online fundraising for Living Sea Sculpture: Contemporary Art as Coral Refuge

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