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Jason deCaires Taylor  Cancun, Mexico


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'Silent Evolution'

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About Jason deCaires

Jason de Caires Taylor was born in 1974 and divided the earlier part of his life in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Much of his childhood was spent on the coral reefs of Malaysia where he developed a profound love of the sea and a fascination with the natural world. This would later lead him to spend several years working as a scuba diving instructor in various parts of the globe, developing a strong interest in conservation, underwater naturalism and photography.

In 1998, Taylor received a BA Honours in Sculpture and Ceramics from Camberwell College of Arts, but his scuba diving qualification would prove equally important to his art career”in May 2006 he created the world”s first underwater sculpture park in Grenada, West Indies, furnished with underwater sculptures of his design. These sculptures create a unique, absorbing and expansive visual seascape, highlighting natural ecological processes while offering the viewer privileged temporal encounters.

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09.22.2016 @ 4:52 PM

these are many different types of artist hat re great and so amazing like the sculpture under water


06.10.2014 @ 8:50 AM

Amazing. When I first saw pictures of Jason's underwater museum in Cancun I had to visit. I was able to dive this site a few years ago and it was, yes, a bit creepy but awesome!


05.06.2014 @ 5:33 PM

Either the confusion or my fear of water has really creeped me out watching this...yet it is so beautiful and peaceful. The facial detail especially the wearied work laden expression of the sweeper is interesting...he is somewhere peaceful and I feel he deserves this.


04.29.2014 @ 11:22 PM

it's a bit creepy but my favourite is definitely musician, gardener and last supper

Juliet g amen

04.27.2014 @ 8:31 AM

Puts humanity in its place


03.03.2014 @ 12:38 AM

absolutely breath taking. Makes me want to travel and see them in real life. truly amazing work.


01.12.2014 @ 11:30 AM

GREAT ART_My admire..........Paul


08.21.2013 @ 8:54 AM

THIS could motivate me to be brave enough to scuba! Beauty!

Pin hsunhsian

06.16.2013 @ 8:04 PM

Could we take some photos when we visit this under water sculpture garden?


04.22.2013 @ 1:08 PM

Beautiful, an alternative world that could not be

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