The Museum of Underwater Modern Art is doing an important job: helping to generate coral to convert the life-size sculptures of British artist Jason deCaires Taylor into new artificial reefs. The figures are slowly changing in appearance as marine life develops.
The 400 forms, anchored 25 feet below the surface in Cancun, are fashioned from the faces of Mexican people who volunteered. (All images © from Taylor’s project website)
Included in this installation, called The Silent Evolution, is a full size Volkswagen Beetle. Like the other statues, it is made of a growth stimulating PH-neutral concrete to attract algae and marine life.
Categories: environmental art, Sculpture
Reblogged this on Art Outdoors and commented:
This post from Global Art Junkie raised my awareness and also a sudden question: Is an underwater museum a form of art outdoors? My guess is yes. What is yours?
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Thank you for the reblog. Great question. I think it’s definitely a form of art outdoors.
Wow, I want to go here someday! Thanks for the wonderful post!
Yes, I’m so with you on that one. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks.
Agreed! This is one for my bucket list, for snorkeling. Thanks.