The Pink Snails begun their journey in the Southern East Coast of the U.S. and at a Snails pace they will be found in the bustling Metropolitan cities all over the Nation. Now they are inching their way across Miami.
They became famous during Art Basel and are now a beloved invasion in South Florida. Sadly, they left their home in Miami Beach and will now be nesting in "City Beautiful", Coral Gables for two months. After that, they may start making their way up North? But for now, the family of Snails can be found throughout The Gables including in:
These adored Pink Snails come courtesy of the international artistic collective Cracking Art Group and Italy's renowned Galleria Ca d'Oro, which now has a premier new location in Coral Gable, Florida, on San Lorenzo North of Merrick Park Village, where more Cracking Art can be seen. Part of the global sensation known as the REgeneration Art Project, the Pink Snails are part of an intriguing public art series designed to inspire a community-wide conversation about the importance of recycling and its environmental impact, while leaving a potent artistic trace in the communities we live in. They are embracing bold, unexpected visuals (And what does one call several oversized snails in the middle of bustling city if not unexpected?), the REgeneration Art Project has developed an international following by placing large, colored animal installations in a variety of unusual spaces worldwide, including Paris, Milan, Rome, Venice, Torino and Prague, just to name a few.
The snails symbolize nature created from recycled, artificial material, and leaves a minimal carbon footprint, which is to encourage people to re-examine existing perceptions of urban life, and inspire us to play with our cities, as well as to mentally and physically rejuvenate them, in other words, to REgenerate them into more healthy, vibrant, animated and loving environments.
The exhibition is curated by renowned Italian directors Gloria Porcella and Lamberto Petrecca.