Jason DeCaires Taylor is an internationally
acclaimed eco-sculptor who creates
inspirational underwater sculptures that
promote the regeneration of marine
ecosystems whilst using art as a narrative to
convey hope and awareness to the plight of our
The underwater installations enhance the
rejuvenation of the marine ecosystem whilst
providing a platform to demonstrate the positive
impact mankind can have addressing key
The site-specific, permanent works
act as artificial reefs; attracting corals,
increasing marine biomass and
aggregating fish species, while
crucially diverting tourists away from
fragile natural reefs and thus
providing space for their natural
Since 2006 Jason has created and
founded two large scale underwater
INERTIA shows the human ability to live within a bubble. This tunnel-vision piece aims to immortalise our
general apathy toward global warming.
THE LOST CORRESPONDENT informs the rapid changes in communication between generations. Taking
the form of a traditional correspondent, the lone figure becomes little more than a relic, a fossil in a lost world.
The Park is located two miles north of the capital
St Georges, the Bay suffered considerable storm
damage in recent years and the placement of an
artificial structure has provided a new base for
marine life to proliferate.
Grenada, West Indies: First Installation 2006
Underwater Sculpture Park consisting of 65 public
works spread throughout a coastal bay, covering an
area of 800sq metres. Supported by the Grenada
board of Tourism and the Ministry of Fisheries, the
park currently receives around 20,000 visitors a
year to a site that was never previously visited.
Cancun, Mexico: First Installation 2009
Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) consists of 486
individual sculptures placed in two underwater
“Salones” situated within the Parque Nacional Costa
Occidental de Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún y Punta
Nizuc. Commissioned by the regional government
the Museum is listed in the top 5 Caribbean snorkel
destinations and currently receives around 150,000
visitors each year.
The Park demonstrates the interaction between art
and the environment whilst forming a complex reef
structure for marine life to colonise, inhabit and
increase biomass on a grand scale. The
installations occupy an area of over 420sq metres
of barren seabed and weigh over 200 tons.
• The creation of an artificial reef to increase overall marine biomass.
• A protective area for marine species to reproduce and take refuge.
• Divert tourists away from natural areas minimizing human impact.
• Educate and engage residents and tourists of the threats.
• An opportunity for marine research and collection of field data.
The Development of Coraline Algae (the foundations of a coral reef) over 2 year period, Cancun Mexico.
Life Cast populated with pink sponges after 18 months, Cancun Mexico.
Europe’s First Underwater Museum of Art:
We are pleased to announce plans to build
the first underwater contemporary art
museum in Europe and the Atlantic Ocean.
Situated in turquoise clear waters off the
coast of Lanzarote, Spain, the installation will
be constructed at around 12m deep and
accessible to snorkelers, divers and
observers in glass bottom boats.
The concept, centered around a gateway and division, will
include a variety of installations based on the dialogue
between past, present and current divisions within society.
It will feature at its heart an underwater botanical sculpture
garden referencing local flora and fauna.
The Museum will be constructed using tried and tested,
environmentally friendly, pH neutral materials and the
formations will be tailored to suit endemic marine life. The
project will be the first time that large scale architectural
elements have been deployed underwater and occupy an
area of barren sea bed approximately 100m x 100m
The project, drawing on the dialogue between art and
nature, is designed to create a large scale artificial reef
whilst questioning the commodification of the World’s
natural resources and land masses.
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