Taylor’s sculptures depict humans in dozens of different expressions, from single statues to multitudes. He creates them on land, and then, each statue is lowered into the sea. To date, he has created nearly 600 sculptures that act as artificial reefs for sea life, and has no intention of stopping anytime soon.
At first when he started the project, the locals thought Taylor was a bit mad.
“They thought I was some crazy Englishman,” he told HLN.
Clearly, they changed their minds as the work steadily began to attract more and more visitors. One of the most interesting things about the sculptures is how they change underwater as they are altered by the force of water and undersea creatures. Taylor tells HLN that sometimes he loves the results, and sometimes they change the figures in ways he doesn’t like at all.
“But that’s a part of it, letting whatever will happen, happen,” he says.
Taylor recently relocated from Cancun to the Canary Islands, where he has a whole lot of water calling his name. “I’m not going to be filling up the Atlantic Ocean anytime soon,” he told HLN, a smile in his voice.
Taylor tells HLN that while he loves creating the statues, there’s a certain process to moving them to their watery home that requires a bit of courage.
“As soon as you put them in the water, it’s like letting them go,” he said. “You know they’ll change. And I love watching them change.”
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