Last week we had a nice post about underwater scenes, and I had the opportunity to find another great underwater related subject: sculptures! And the cool thing is that these are not from an ancient civilization, but quite modern.

Jason de Caires Taylor creates these amazing sculptures in land, and then places them underwater. This is a great thing because coral reefs are dying and these help a lot. Here's some information about it:

Over the past few decades, we have lost over 40% of our natural coral reefs. Scientists predict a permanent demise of 80% by 2050. Jason de Caires Taylor's art is an example of generative human intervention in the ecosystem, showing what can be accomplished by individual imagination and collective effort. Taylor's strategy of conserving reefs, opposes the "land as commodity" mentality of Capitalism. His creation of underwater sculpture parks attracts tourists away from natural reefs, allowing them to recover, and taps into tourism revenue, showing how activists might be able to use the system's rapacious tendencies against itself. His exceptional works are designed "to promote the regeneration of marine life and to use sculpture as a means of conveying hope and awareness of the plight of our oceans" before it is too late.

Also, his sculptures change over time with the effects of their environment. As time passes and these pieces develop biological growth, they redefine the underwater landscape. A super experience for scuba-divers and underwater life. For more of Jason's sculptures please visit his website. It's really worth it. Cheers! ;)

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
The Phoenix

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
The Listener

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
The Last Supper

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
Vicissitudes

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
The Holy Man

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
The Holy Man

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
The Holy Man

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
The Musician

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
Time Bomb

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
Banker

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
Man on Fire

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
Dream Collector

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
The Lost Correspondent

Dreamlike Underwater Sculptures by Jason Taylor
Inheritance

About the author of this post

I'm Paulo Gabriel, a Publicist by degree and Designer by passion with a taste for the meaningful and emotional. I work at Printi as a Designer and Front-End Developer. Here at Abduzeedo, I always try to bring you only amazing content, things that mean something for me and for those around me.