Gallery: Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Create Incredib...

When we last checked in on artist Jason de Caires Taylor, he was lowering an eight-ton Volkswagen Beetle made of cement into the waters off the coast of Mexico to create an artificial coral reef. Of course the Beetle isn't the only thing de Caires Taylor has lowered into the ocean; for the past several years, he's been building an entire sculpture park about 8 meters beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Before that, de Caires Taylor installed underwater sculptures off the coast of Grenada, and in the time that's passed since he first installed them, colorful coral, starfish and seaweed have all colonized de Caires Taylor's sculptures, creating unique and at times creepy growths on the human forms.

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  1. beavers77 September 13, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Thank you, Jason…as coral reefs are deminishing due to all of the pollution and dumping!!! What an awesome way to give back to Mother Earth!!!!!

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