exotic creatures have navigated up the Mystic River to find
a home at Cafe Bravo.
Created by Kovel, their bright
colors bring the warmth of coral seas to a new habitat,
to startle, to amuse, to provide joy.
These sculptures were inspired
by diving in the sub-tropical waters off both the east
and west costs of Mexico.
They also bring a message from
the artist -- a reminder that their brilliant colors belong
to tropical coral reefs, perhaps the most beautiful and
diverse gardens of life on our planet and endangered today
by pollution, changing water temperatures, cyanide fishing
and careless visitors.
a photo diary of the istallation process