These Mysterious Underwater Sculptures Are Hauntingly Beautiful

August 23, 2014

Jason deCaires Taylor is an internationally acclaimed sculptor who creates underwater living installations, offering viewers mysterious, ephemeral encounters and fleeting glimmers of another world where art develops from the effects of nature on the efforts of man.

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

His site-specific, permanent works are designed to act as artificial reefs, attracting corals, increasing marine biomass and aggregating fish species, while crucially diverting tourists away from fragile natural reefs and thus providing space for natural rejuvenation.

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

Subject to the abstract metamorphosis of the underwater environment, his works symbolize a striking symbiosis between man and nature, balancing messages of hope and loss.

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

Taylor’s sculptures change over time with the effects of their environment. These factors create a living aspect to the works, which would be impossible to reproduce artificially. As time passes and the works develop biological growth, they redefine the underwater landscape, evolving within the narrative of nature.

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

His sculptures are made with carefully researched environmentally-friendly materials which actively promote coral growth, with inert Ph neutral properties designed to last hundreds of years.

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

What will the people of the future think? If they saw this for the first time...

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

haunting underwater statues
Jason deCaires Taylor

Via UnderWaterSculpture.com.

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