This underwater sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor is called ‘The Silent Evolution’ and lies underneath the sea off the coast of Mexico. It is absolutely incredible. Taylor created the work with environmentally friendly materials that promote coral growth, the ph-neutral properties designed to last hundreds of years and to house the creatures that distort and transform them.
This work consists of 400 life – sized casts and forms a permanent artificial reef and addresses environmental concerns and the spectacle of buried treasure. Here’s what he has to say on his website:
The Museum aiming to demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science forms a complex reef structure for marine life to colonise, inhabit and increase biomass on a grand scale. Each of the sculptures is made from specialized materials used to promote coral life, with the total installations occupying an area of over 420sq metres of barren seabed and weighing over 200 tons. The Cancun Marine Park is one of the most visited stretches of water in the world with over 750,000 visitors each year, placing immense pressure on its resources. The location of the sculptures promotes the recovery of the natural reefs at it relieves pressure on them by drawing visitors away.
So if you’re ever in Cancun you know what to do.
Via Beautiful Decay
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