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underwater sculptures placed to protect coral reef erosion, now part of an underwater museum - available to visit only via scuba-diving at the MUSA Museo Subacuático in Cancun, Mexico
Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor at Cancun, Mexico’s MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) provides a very unique way to view art in a very unique location. The underwater art museum can be viewed scuba diving, snorkeling, night snorkeling, glass bottomed boats, parasailing, and free diving.
Vicissitudes Underwater Sculpture - Grenada, West Indies Artist Jason de Caires Taylor, with Johanna Fernandez , Ari Merretazon and Tina Varick, NPR article about the artists' work
A Caribbean Island for Everyone / Best for Sport: Grenada With more than 50 top-notch dive sites, this small southeast Caribbean island should be on every scuba enthusiast’s bucket list. Among the best is Molinere Bay, home to a striking underwater sculpture garden by artist Jason de Caries Taylor.
That's not what that sculpture represents. You can read about this and the other sculptures here http://twistedsifter.com/20... This one is called Vicissitudes.
this is what is says at his site: JASON DECAIRES TAYLOR’S ‘VICISSITUDES’
Vicissitudes depicts a circle of figures, all linked through holding hands. These are life-size casts taken from a group of children of diverse ethnic background. Circular in structure and located five meters below the surface, the work both withstands strong currents and replicates one of the primary geometric shapes, evoking ideas of unity and continuum.
I understand the thought behind this, but how many people are actually going to get to see this in person?
Well the point of it is to create an artificial reef, to take the pressure off the natural reefs. This one is in Grenada and it's only in 5m of water, so pretty much anybody that can get in the water can see it. There's another set of them in Cancun with a few shallow enough to snorkel on there too. The rest is for divers.
Underwater sculpture off the coast of Grenada honoring dead, injured, and sick captives thrown off slave ships.
Underwater Sculptures Honors African Ancestors who were thrown over board the slave ships during the middle passage
Michelangelo - Dying Slave
sculpture in Portishead. I think this is so cool because it captures the movement of a natural element within the element itself.
25 Unusual and Creative Statue and Sculpture Art
This art is so incredible.
Hand Sculpture in Washington, D.C. (by Deidra Brocké Wallace?) - photo by fergus1968, via Flickr
Jason de Caires Taylor Breathtaking Underwater Sculptures......so amazing, so clever, a true inspiration!
Wow, it takes an amazing mind to create something like this. ~ swirly abstract sculptures that resolve into mirrored images, by artist Jonty Hurwitz
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Sculpture In Context 2010 At The Botanic Gardens | Flickr - Berbagi Foto!
"So you finally have to sculpt yourself to look like this ? Is that the message?" A piece that truly speaks to modern times.