Preparing the Art Exhibit for the Lakebed
Top (Photo Courtesy Peter Benway)
Bottom (Photo Courtesy Joseph W. Zarzynski)
Scuba divers have the opportunity to observe the artwork from the venue of the bottom of Lake George. Several art pieces have been reproduced onto waterproof paper. Each piece of art is mounted onto a rigid easel. The easels have been erected on the lake bottom around a replica bateau model that is located in 40 ft. of water at the Sunken Fleet of 1758 shipwreck preserve. This underwater state park lies one mile east of the Lake George Arts Project gallery on the east side of the lake off the historic Wiawaka Holiday House.
The unique underwater art exhibit, approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Office of General Services, and the Lake George Park Commission, has several pieces of Elinor Mossop's art strategically displayed for scuba diver-viewing near the 23 ft. long replica bateaux model. Thus, scuba enthusiasts will be able to view this collaborative art/science exhibit in the depths of Lake George while other art devotees tour the full art exhibit at the gallery at the Lake George Arts Project. A special scale model diorama created specifically for this one-of-a-kind project, depicting the underwater component of the dual exhibit, is likewise displayed at the Lake George Arts Project Gallery. Bateaux Below ship modeler John Farrell created the informative diorama.