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Invader Tags Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Reef Sculptures With 8-Bit Mosaic Graffiti

Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 6, 2012 @ 3:30 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Environment,Gallery,Water Issues | No Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Jason deCaires Taylor, mosaic graffiti, Invader, Bay of Cancun, underwater sculpture, artificial reef, Space Invaders, street art [6]

Invader is a French artist  known for installing Space Invader video game icons [7] made from tiles on streets all over the world. The quirky Atari-inspired pieces have popped up on six out of seven continents, and they’re often not removed by building owners since their mosaic quality [8] doesn’t look like vandalism. He’s know for hitting the most out-of-reach and unexpected places, so his appearance under the sea seems fitting.

The first to be hit was Taylor’s “Urban Reef,” an underwater sculpture series [9] of suburban homes – a suitable start for Invader. Blue and black space invaders were affixed to the side of one home, while a red creature popped up nearby on “The Silent Evolution,” an epic grouping of figures standing together.

Taylor’s sculptures are not just art installations – they also provide shelter for underwater creatures. Coral and other animals [10] quickly bond to his sculptures’ surfaces, creating a new environment and eco-system for them to thrive. With his underwater art installations, Taylor helps to provide safe havens for sea life [11], despite the increasing pollution that hinders their longevity.

Taylor’s collaboration with Invader only adds a new layer to his already impressive series of works, which bring awareness to the importance of marine life and coral reefs [12].

+ Jason deCaires Taylor  [1]

+ Invader [3]

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[1] Jason deCaires Taylor: http://www.underwatersculpture.com

[2] gorgeous underwater installations: http://inhabitat.com/urban-reef-jason-decaires-taylor-creates-an-underwater-suburbia-to-revive-cancuns-struggling-coral-reefs/

[3] Invader! The project took Invader: http://www.space-invaders.com/

[4] mosaic graffiti: http://inhabitat.com/new-post-submission-299/

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/invader-tags-jason-decaires-taylors-underwater-reef-sculptures-with-8-bit-mosaic-graffiti/invader-taylor1/?extend=1

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/invader-tags-jason-decaires-taylors-underwater-reef-sculptures-with-8-bit-mosaic-graffiti/invader-taylor1/

[7] Space Invader video game icons: http://inhabitat.com/diy-make-dad-an-8-bit-pop-up-card-this-fathers-day-card/

[8] mosaic quality: http://inhabitat.com/christopher-marleys-mesmerizing-insect-mosaics-help-preserve-critical-habitats/

[9] underwater sculpture series: http://inhabitat.com/8-ton-volkswagon-beetle-scultpure-joins-400-other-objects-in-an-artificial-reef-in-mexico/

[10] Coral and other animals: http://inhabitat.com/the-great-barrier-reef-has-lost-50-of-its-coral-over-the-past-27-years/

[11] safe havens for sea life: http://inhabitat.com/coralbots-are-robots-designed-to-save-scotlands-coral-reefs/

[12] marine life and coral reefs: http://inhabitat.com/caribbean-coral-reef-could-soon-be-extinct-with-live-coverage-down-to-just-8/

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