Feeling lucky? Artist Max Mulhern does. Obsessed with the concept of luck and the open water, he created, Aqua Dice, the first oceanic floating art. He rolled the dice, two giant fluorescent orange ones, off the Canary Islands into the Atlantic Ocean on the luckiest hour of our lifetime – at noon on 12/12/12.
Embedded with GPS systems, the 8-feet wide dice – made of 100% recyclable materials — can be tracked on the Aqua Dice Facebook page and through Google Earth maps. You can even bet on what their final outcome will be, or whether they “will just disappear.” Less three weeks since their departure, the dice had already sailed about 1,100 miles west of the Canary Islands and roughly 60 miles apart.
Last update as of April 15, they were spotted near Morocco. If you needed an excuse to go to Morocco, spotting the Aqua Dice on the horizon sounds like a good enough reason as any.
According to Mulhern as reported by the New York Times, they are technically illegal “because you’re not allowed to put an object on the water that’s unattended, and you’re not allowed to go to sea if there’s not a constant watch on-board.” But he insists it’s nearly impossible for the dice to have a collision with a vessel due to their bright colors and design to destruct if hit.
Head HERE if you’d like to press your luck and guess where they will travel to or “just disappear” as the Aqua Dice website says, to win a signed Aqua Dice print by artist Max Mulhern.
The project is sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture.