Grenada, West Indies - 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 . His site-specific, permanent installations are designed to act as artificial reefs, attracting corals, increasing marine biomass & aggregating fish species, while crucially diverting tourists away from fragile natural reefs & thus providing space for natural rejuvenation.
"Underwater sculpture park" by Jason de Caires Taylor In 1998, Taylor received a BA Honours in Sculpture and Ceramics from Camberwell College of Arts, but his scuba diving qualification would prove equally important to his art career”in May 2006 he created the world”s first underwater sculpture park in Grenada, West Indies, furnished with underwater sculptures of his design.
Moiliniere Bay suffered considerable storm damage in recent years and the placement of an artificial structure has provided a new base for marine life to proliferate. The sculptures were also designed to create a diversion from other areas of coral reef currently endangered by over use from water actvities.