Thursday, June 30, 2011

Amazing Underwater Sculpture

    My dad sent me the link to the most amazing underwater sculpture site by Jason deCaires Taylor. His work is installed all over the world and he is currently founder and Artistic Director of the Museo Subacu√°tico de Arte (MUSA) in Cancun, Mexico. Taylor is a classically trained sculptor and certified scuba diver instructor. He blends his talents amazingly!
    Taylor creates artificial reefs from materials that are durable, secure and environmentally sensitive. These reefs appear to have been successful in that they have attracted coral growth which, in turn, can support an entire marine ecosystem.
    This installation is called Silent Evolution and is installed in Mexico and this is only a tiny glimpse of the 400 life-size statues in the installation. He has a great slide show on his site.
    The installation below is titled the Garden of Hope. It is also installed in Mexico.
    Really fascinating to see how the coral grows and the installation evolves.
    The short film below that is visually sumptuous! In the second part gives you a glimpse of his process.