Monday, June 18, 2012

Under Water Art

(Photos by the artist)

More than 400 sculptures have been installed in the Marine Park of Cancum, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc as part of an exhibition called 'The Silent Evolution'.

Created by Mexico-based British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it one of the largest and most ambitious underwater attractions in the world when it opened last year.

Taylor hopes the reefs, which are already stressed by marine pollution, warming waters, and overfishing, can catch a break from the approximately 750,000 tourists who visit local reefs each year.  The project aims to minimise pressure on the natural reefs and bring underwater tourism to the artificial reefs.

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