A $63000 Mercedes GL450 was submerged in a giant water tank as part of an art project titled “Quiet,” which includes photographs of objects and people submerged in water. It was all done in the name of charity.
The mai image, titled “The Sinking Fear,” shows actress and model Eva Mendez in a couture gown swimming in front of the GL450. The SUV was Muller’s only four-wheeled subject. Other photographs show things like money floating in water — a photo titled “First Blood” — and synchronized swimmers in red bathing suits. In “Quiet,” Muller aims to portray the enveloping stillness and silence one experiences underwater.
Twenty-five prints of “The Sinking Fear” are for sale, along with prints of other photographs in the “Quiet” project. All of the proceeds will be donated to The Art of Elysium in Universal City, Calif., which is handling the sales.