Underwater Art Museum

Friday, September 2, 2011

There are many beautiful projects around the world that make my heart beat faster but as soon as I saw this underwater art museum created by a British artist Jason deCaires Taylor my jaw dropped. His aim was to encourage coral growth, demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science forms and provide a habitat for marine life by creating artificial reefs using specialized materials in his sculptures that promote coral life. The project consists of over 403 life-size sculptures created from moulds taken from actual people and is one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial art attractions in the world. Brilliant!

Darlings, wouldn't it be incredible to spend an afternoon diving there? It has to look even more spectacular in person. Have you been there before? Would you like to? xo

P.S: The full photo-gallery and a beautiful video of the project.

(Thanks, Josie)

21 comments:

Felicity said...

What incredible vision - literal and metaphorical.

Happy weekend Lovely!
xx Felicity

Corey @ Learning Patience said...

this is in grenada....we saw it in June! so cool!

sahrish shamim said...

very nice and informative post ... love these statues ...
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Diana Mieczan said...

Also, the one before last was taken during the night to show the reef formation. Icredible colours, don't you think?

Diana Mieczan said...

You lucky girl, Corey! Yes, those photos are from Grenada and Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

STYLE'N said...

wow this is great! I have never seen an exhibit like this before. Have a wonderful long weekend Diana!!!!

The Favour Shoppe said...

INCREDIBLE! LOVE it!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

wow gorgeous! i would LOVE to see something like this in person. have a wonderful weekend chickadee! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Mal said...

Wow, this is absolutely phenomenal. What an amazing idea

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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

um soon as i get that divers liscense u know EXACTLY where i wanna go!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Ms. Megan said...

What?!? That is just mind boggling!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! xo

Diana Mieczan said...

You getting divers license, Erika? That is really awesome:)

Eliza Jane said...

Simply amazing!!

Annie said...

I would love to go diving, but I have to admit, I'm pretty scared to! love the idea of an underwater museum

Diana Mieczan said...

I'm a bit scared of diving as well, Annie but it would be such an experiece to visit this place:)

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

Beautiful, dreamy post!

I love visiting your blog...

ciao for now!

angie said...

this is amazing and creepy at the same time! whoa.

Krystal said...

ok, that is wild...but would be so fun to do! same with the tomatoes thing below!

LeeLee said...

This is incredible!

SJ said...

great find! i love that the sculptures will constantly evolve over time :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..you are so sweet, Fabiana:)And SJ, me too. It's so incredible, isn't it?

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