Silent faces staring at you with a deaf scream of solitude carved into cement,transforming, ever changing into small pieces of this ephemeral world.
Sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor has turned a part of the National Marine Park of Cancun in Mexico into an underwater sculpture garden of 400 cement people.
The largest such installation anywhere in the ocean, the statues will not only provide something interesting for divers to look at, but will also aid in the formation of new coral reefs over time. De Caires plans to add new items to the underwater exhibit on a consistent basis. Jason de Caires Taylor is an English sculptor specializing in the creation of contemporary underwater sculptures which over time develop into artificial coral reefs. Taylor integrates his skills as a conservationist, underwater photographer and scuba diving instructor to produce unique installations that encourage the habitation and growth of corals and marine life.
Many of you may see this form of art and its placement as being grotesque and frightening.But you must take into consideration the artists initial intentions and the overall result that matches his expectations.How could you not be intrigued and by the mystery generated around this uncommon installation?
Photo credits: Jason DeCaires Taylor