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Unbelievable Underwater Sculptures By Jason DeCaires Taylor

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Jason deCaires Taylor is the sculptor behind Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA), which is also known as the Molinere Under Sculpture Park.

The world’s first underwater museum is located in the coast of Grenada in the West Indies.  It is considered as one of the top 25 wonders of the world by the National Geographic Society.  The museum consists of more than 500 life-size statues divided into two submerged galleries: Salon Manchones and Salon Nizuc.

Silent Evolution
Art by: Jason deCaires Taylor | Museo Subacuatico de Arte


Art by: Jason deCaires Taylor | Museo Subacuatico de Arte

Vicissitudes
Art by: Jason deCaires Taylor | Museo Subacuatico de Arte

The project was launched in 2009 by Jaime Gonzalez Cano of The National Marine Park, Roberto Diaz of The Cancun Nautical Association and Jason deCaires Taylor.

Anthropocene
Art by: Jason deCaires Taylor | Museo Subacuatico de Arte 

Inertia
Art by: Jason deCaires Taylor | Museo Subacuatico de Arte

Silent Evolution
Art by: Jason deCaires Taylor | Museo Subacuatico de Arte

According to Taylor’s 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 Dream CollectorArt by: Jason deCaires Taylor | Museo Subacuatico de Arte  

The Banker
Art by: Jason deCaires Taylor | Museo Subacuatico de Arte

Silent Evolution
Art by: Jason deCaires Taylor | Museo Subacuatico de Arte

Taylor is a diving instructor and underwater naturalist with B.A. Honours in Sculptures and Ceramics.

Images courtesy of Jason deCaires Taylor.

Website: www.underwatersculpture.com | Facebook: Jason deCaires Taylor