Friday, March 4, 2011

Underwater Living Art

If you've ever gone snorkeling or scuba diving in the ocean, you know the vast difference between being underwater as opposed to on dry land. There are huge physical and optical differences. I love the incredible feeling of inner peace you get from the feel of the water, the visual stimulation you get from the colors and the amazement of the many different types of sea life. This is what I get from looking at this incredible project and it makes me want to plan a trip to Cancun next month! This is the incredible work of Jason de Caires Taylor. Jason creates concrete sculptures and places them in the waters off Cancun, Mexico and many other islands. But I think my favorite is the 400 life size sculptures in Cancun.

His artwork explores the intricate relationships that exist between art and environment. His works become artificial reefs, attracting marine life, while offering the viewer privileged temporal encounters, as the shifting sand of the ocean floor, and the works change from moment to moment.

The large number of angles and perspectives from which the sculptures can be viewed increase dramatically the unique experience.

Need I say more? This is truly beautiful living art.

Visit his website to see a gallery of photos of these beautiful sculptures.


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

The sculptures and placement alone are amazing. When adorned with coral and other sea life they offer a completely different perspective. I can't handle scuba diving so its nice to see these pictures. Otherwise, I'd never see this art installation.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Amazing! I have never heard of seen of this..A wonderful post...
Have a sweet day,
Hugs, Elizabeth

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Life is ever expanding. And there's no need to fight against that. It can be peaceful and beautiful. That's what I see in this sculptures and their placement. Great discovery!!

Steve PP said...

Fantastic photos!

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