Take a Cross-Country Public Art Road Trip

Miami, FL


Guido Galletti, Christ of the Deep at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Image courtesy Miami NewTimes

Now that that piano is no longer on the sandbar in Biscayne Bay, we turn your attention to Christ of the Deep by Italian artist Guido Galletti. This 4,000-pound bronze statue is a replica of Christ of the Abyss, off the coast of Italy. The nine-foot sculpture serves as an underwater shrine within the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park off Key Largo. The statue rests in 25 feet of water on a 20-ton concrete base. It is one of the most photographed underwater sites in the world, and is a hot spot for watery weddings.