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8 Ton Volkswagon Beetle Sculpture Joins 400 Other Objects in an Artificial Reef in Mexico

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 24, 2014 @ 10:00 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,News,Social Design | 1 Comment

green design, sustainable design, eco-design, marine reserves, coral reef, jason decaires taylor, National Marine Park, environmental destruction, environmental art, lifesize cement VW Beetle [1]

Although typically associated with the more benign variety of consumer, the Beetle is nonetheless a popular icon that evokes memories of our rapid commercial development. Called Anthropocene, the 8 ton cement VW [2] has a well-rounded shape that gives it extra stability 8 meters below the Gulf of Mexico’s surface. Fitted out with all sorts of secret hiding spots, the VW creates an ideal home for a variety of marine creatures [3].

+ Jason de Caires Taylor [4]

Via My Modern Met [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/06/jason-decaires-taylor-cement-coral-reef-21.jpg

[2] VW: http://inhabitat.com/poo-powered-vw-bug-hits-british-streets/

[3] marine creatures: http://inhabitat.com/aveda-is-saving-oceans-marine-life-one-plastic-cap-at-a-time/

[4] + Jason de Caires Taylor: http://www.underwatersculpture.com/.../evolucion-silenciosa.html

[5] My Modern Met: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/lifesize-vw-beetle-becomes-a

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