Sunday, June 3, 2012

Art -messages of hope and loss

It is not always that art and sheer genius go hand in hand.

In the case of this artist and sculptor, his work is both visually stunning and environmentally sound.

From his website:

Jason deCaires Taylor is an internationally acclaimed eco-sculptor who creates underwater living sculptures, offering viewers mysterious, ephemeral encounters and fleeting glimmers of another world where art develops from the effects of nature on the efforts of man. His site-specific, permanent installations are designed to act as artificial reefs, attracting corals, increasing marine biomass and aggregating fish species, while crucially diverting tourists away from fragile natural reefs and thus providing space for natural rejuvenation. Subject to the abstract metamorphosis of the underwater environment, his works symbolize a striking symbiosis between man and nature, balancing messages of hope and loss.

His new installation at the The Museum of Underwater Modern Art, Mexico in Cancún (Museo Subacuático de Arte) can be seen by clicking on the link below.


  1. Wow. Those are amazing!

    Do you suppose, in 1000 years, they'll be discovered and scientists will be wondering why there were all these sculptures underwater? Assuming they're still underwater.

  2. You pose an interesting question, Barb, and they are pretty amazing.