She’s 18 Feet Tall, Weighs 60 Tons, And Sits Underwater In The Bahamas.
Jason deCaires Taylor is a sculptor who’s started a series of underwater sculpture parks. It’s an effort to support the growth of coral reefs and marine life. His latest sculpture called Ocean Atlas, the largest sculpture ever deployed under water, was installed off the coast of Nassau earlier this month.
Ocean Atlas weighs over 60 tons (about 30 Jeep Wranglers) and stands 18 feet tall.
B.R.E.E.F. (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation) commissioned Taylor to create Ocean Atlas in honor of it’s founder, Sir Nicholas Nuttal.
The cement sculptures that Taylor creates are made with an eco-friendly pH-neutral material that allows ocean life to grow on them.
Every piece that Taylor creates forms an artificial reef and becomes a new diving hotspot. The overstressed areas where the sculptures live are greatly benefitted.
Taylor is an award-winning sculptor, a dive master, photographer, and underwater naturalist. He’s been using these skills for over a decade to create his underwater parks.
To see more of Taylor’s work, check out this post Sculptures on the Ocean Floor.
It's so awesome when someone can combine art to improve the environment! Share this with your friends if you think this sculpture was pretty darn awesome too!