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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

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Invader [2] is a French artist  known for installing Space Invader video game icons [3] 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 [4] 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 [5] 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 [6] 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 [7], 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 [8].

+ Jason deCaires Taylor  [9]

+ Invader [2]

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

[2] Invader: http://www.space-invaders.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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