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Cancun's underwater museum

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Subject to the abstract metamorphosis of the underwater environment, Jason deCaires Taylor  works symbolize a striking symbiosis between man and nature. This international eco-sculptor, creates underwater living sculptures, offering viewers mysterious, ephemeral encounters and fleeting glimmers of another world where art and life develop from the effects of nature on the efforts of man.

Since 2006 he has created and founded two large scale underwater Museums, one on the island of Grenada in the West Indies, and a monumental collection of over 412 pieces in Mexico called MUSA (Museo Subaquático de Arte) . Another 50 figurative pieces have been added to The Silent Evolution installation on the Manchones reef system between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. All of Taylor´s work sites are located in clear shallow waters to afford easy viewing by divers, snorkelers and those in glass-bottomed boats.

Some of his sculptures are propagated with live coral cuttings rescued from areas of the reef system damaged by storms and human activity. This technique, a well-established procedure in reef conservation, rescues damaged coral fragments by providing a suitable new substrate. All sculpture are made from inert pH neutral environmentally friendly marine cement.

More info: www.jasondecairestaylor.comwww.underwatersculpture.com,
Produced by: CNN Cancún
Year: 2012 
Language: English




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