Extraordinary Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor

Born in 1974 to an English father and Guyanese mother, Taylor grew up in  Europe and Asia, where he spent much of his early childhood exploring  the coral reefs of Malaysia. Educated in the South East of England,  Taylor graduated from the London Institute of Arts in 1998 with a BA  Honours in Sculpture and went on to become a fully qualified diving  instructor and underwater naturalist.

In 2006, Taylor founded and created the world’s first underwater  sculpture park. Situated off the coast of Grenada in the West Indies it  is now listed as one of the Top 25 Wonders of the World by National  Geographic. His latest creation is MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte), a  monumental museum with a collection of over 500 of his sculptural works,  submerged off the coast of Cancun, Mexico

As soon as these sculptures are put in place, they begin to become colonized  by algae, coral, sponges, and other organisms, eventually attracting  fish and larger species. For his sculptures, Taylor uses environmentally  friendly, pH-neutral materials, working with marine biologists to  support specific forms of marine life

Taylor’s studio is currently based in Lanzarote part of the Canary Islands.



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