The work in the West Indies and his current project for the Cancun Underwater Museum (already billed as the largest underwater sculpture park ever built) combine his artistic talents with his passion for the sea. The sculptures are designed specifically to create artificial reefs for marine life to inhabit and colonize.
Jardinera del la Esperanza (The Garden of Hope) by Jason deCaires Taylor. Depth 4m, Punta Nizuc, Mexico.
At 30m below sea level, off the Cap d’Antibes, lies the remains of a underwater miniature French town complete with houses and buildings up to 1m high. The aquatic town was built between in 1965 by French filmmakers who wanted to shoot parts of their movie, L’Enfant et la Sirène, on a real underwater film set. The ambitious underwater filming approach was abandoned for animation. Unfortunately, the film-a musical directed by Sylver Néjad Atzamba-never came out and the set was left on the…
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Underwater Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor
Award-winning photographer and artist Jason deCaires Taylor produces a very unique type of public art, placing his awe-inspiring sculptures underwater. "Taylor’s art is like no other, a paradox of creation, constructed to be assimilated by the ocean and transformed from inert objects into living breathing coral reefs, portraying human intervention as both positive and life-encouraging. His pioneering public art projects are not only examples of successful marine conservation, but works...