Take a Deep Breath and Witness Jason deCaires Taylor’s Stunning Underwater Sculptures

Making art to raise awareness and be useful at the same time doesn’t always happen. But Jason deCaires Taylor has successfully combined all of these elements to remind the world about the living creatures underwater and the actions we can possibly do to prevent them from being destroyed. What did Jason deCaires Taylor do? He created breathtaking sculptures that you can only and should see underwater.

The internationally acclaimed sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has been in love with the blue seas and coral reefs of Malaysia in his early childhood. In his years of education, he first focused on studying the art of sculpture-making and carving. After he graduated from the London Institute of Arts 1998, he had the opportunity to work in set design and concert installations to make use of his skills. His main focus might be on his art first, but that didn’t mean he would forget about his passion underwater.

Then in 2006, he made the first underwater sculpture located off the coast of Grenada in the West Indies. His sculpture portrays human intervention as its “humans” slowly adapt to their surroundings, slowly transforming into artificial reefs. Moreover, the sculptures have become one with the life underwater due to coral growth. This natural phenomenon didn’t even affect the the art’s quality. Instead, this made the sculptures look more colorful and natural. You’ll see the wonderful collaboration of man-made and natural art.

What makes coral inhabitation on the sculptures possible? The sculptures are all made from a mix of marine grade cement, sand, and micro-silica to produce a pH neutral concrete. Others also contain ceramic tiles and glass.

Jason deCaires Taylor continues to send positivity and awareness to the rest of the world with hopes for a better change and make people appreciate more what mother nature has created.

Here are Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater sculptures that you should see:

The Silent Evolution

Depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Vicissitudes

Depth 5m, Grenada, West Indies.

Inertia

Depth 5m, MUSA Collection, Punta Nizuc, Mexico.

Man on Fire

Depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Holy Man

Depth 5m, MUSA Collection, Punta Nizuc, Mexico.

Anthropocene

Depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Banker

Depth 6m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

The Listener

Depth 5m, MUSA Collection, Punta Nizuc, Mexico.

The Last Supper

Depth 5m, MUSA Collection, Punta Nizuc, Mexico.

The Dream Collector

Depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Reclamation

Depth 5m, MUSA Collection, Punta Nizuc, Mexico.

The Lost Correspondent

Depth 8m, Grenada, West Indies.

The Gardener

Depth 5m, MUSA Collection, Punta Nizuc, Mexico.

Un-still Life

Depth 8m, Grenada, West Indies.

Urban Reef

Depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Grace Reef

Depth 5m, Grenada, West Indies.

TamCC

Depth 5m, Grenada, West Indies.

Time Bomb

Depth 4-8m, MUSA Collection, Mexico.

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