In the short article “A British man made the world’s largest underwater sculpture and the only way to see it is by scuba diving” (Business Insider, 7 November 2016), Claudia Romeo describes Jason deCaires Taylor’s 18-foot high, underwater sculpture Ocean Atlas and introduces her stunning film on deCaires Taylor’s work.
Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor designed Ocean Atlas, a 60 ton, 18-foot high sculpture that lies beneath the sea near New Providence in the Bahamas. It represents a young girl holding the weight of the ocean.
Taylor has several underwater projects around the world, including a display at Museo Atlantico in Lanzarote in the Canaries, which is believed to be the first underwater museum in Europe. His statues are made from Ph-neutral materials. This allows them to gradually transform into an artificial reef and morph with the marine environment.
More of Taylor’s ongoing and future projects can be found on his website.
Produced by Claudia Romeo.
Also see our previous post, https://repeatingislands.com/2014/10/22/the-worlds-largest-underwater-sculpture-is-also-an-artificial-reef/