The British sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor have created an underwater Museum off the coast of Isla de Mujeres and Cancún, Mexico. The project began in November 2009 with the placement of a more than 400 statues in the waters of the Cancún National Marine Park, which had been previously damaged by storms.
The sculptures are created with pH-neutral and they are based on members of the local community. The artist planned the sculptures as artificial reefs with fire coral planted in the initial sculptures. They are located in clear and shallow water to allow easy access for divers, swimmers and boats with glass bottoms. Visitors are invited to discover the beauty of our underwater world and appreciate the processes of evolution of reefs.
Divers and snorkellers will have also the opportunity to admire these original sculptures in depths ranging from 9 to 20 feet. The artist offers a contemporary and cultural view of how the Mayan people have evolved through out the years in “The Silent Evolution“. This monumental installation consists of more than 400 life size figurative sculptures. Also located in the museum, near the island of Isla Mujeres, we find a sculpture entitled “The Dream Collector“.
In Moliniere Bay (Grenada), we can enjoy of “Vicissitudes” 26 life-size figures that represent our need to understand and protect the natural world. There are other different works as “Sienna“, “The Man of Fire” or “The Fall from Grace“.