A museum on the ocean floor
Tidal tags... Taylor finds affinity between his underwater work and his street artist background. “My objects are moments in passing. As the graffiti is washed off the trains, so too are my sculptures covered by algae. Details and forms are lost forever, to be remembered only in photographic prints. But now the roles of defacing surfaces have been reversed. Instead of leaving my mark on the environment with my work, the environment is leaving its mark on my work.”
ECO NEWS: Jason deCaires Taylor Unveils Museo Atlántico in Lanzarote
Located in Spain's Canary Islands, the Museo Atlantico in Lanzarote is the first underwater art museum in Europe. The permanent exhibition consists of over 300 works, each of which touches on sociopolitical topics relating to natural resources and conservation. Canary Islands Lanzarote Spain | Canary Islands Travel Tips - @greenglobaltrvl
Underwater Sculpture Garden
Jason de Caires Taylor's underwater sculpture garden - Moilinere bay, National Marine Park, Grenada Moilinere bay, currently home to 65 sculptures, covers an area of 800sq metres. It is located two miles north of the capital St Georges on the west coast of the island, within an area designated a National Marine Park. The bay is enclosed by rock headlands and has a small beach in one corner.