jason decaires taylor: underwater sculpture

December 3, 2008 at 10:20 pm 5 comments

“Creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park, Jason de Caires Taylor has gained international recognition for his unique work. His sculptures highlight ecological processes whilst exploring the intricate relationships between modern art and the environment. By using sculptures to create artificial reefs, the artist’s interventions promote hope and recovery, and underline our need to understand and protect the natural world.” –Underwater Sculpture
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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. qaiser khan  |  December 4, 2008 at 3:52 am

    amazing work with gr8 idea keep it up n plz keep sending you updates to me.

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  • 2. koi  |  December 7, 2008 at 11:34 am

    freaken awesome!

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  • 3. Sterling C  |  December 7, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    This is really cool. Plz keep me updated as well.

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  • 4. kathy  |  December 7, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    while i like this concept in principle, I can’t see the actual sculptures doing a lot to create an artificial reef – fish need a lot of ledges to hide in and around while the coral grows. Also, what was the environmental cost of building those sculptures and transporting them into place? They appear to be concrete (though please correct me if I’m wrong) and making concrete takes a lot of energy/water/pollution. Something more abstract using materials found on the ocean floor already would have been far more enviro friendly and reef friendly…

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