Thursday, December 10, 2009

Underwater Concrete Sculptures

What a wonderful idea this is: to combine art with environmental conservation, to combine beauty with science. More than 400 concrete sculptures are to be installed underwater off the shores of Cancun, Mexico. The project's idea is to divert underwater tourists away from the more sensitive reef areas in the Marine National Park.

The sculptures are being created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor on four-metre square bases which will be lifted into the ocean. They feature life-size human figures based on real people. By April, 2010, about 250 of the sculptures should be installed.

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de Caires Taylor's own web site:
Check out the the two videos of previous installations linked from this page.

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