The Process of Creating the Museo Atlantico

Locals from Lanzarote acted as models. Jason said that it was important that those who live on the island feel like owners and are involved in what he created. The subject is covered in a layer of Acrylic resin From this a mould is made followed by a plaster form Finally a ph neutral concrete sculpture is created Each sculpture took 5 to 6 weeks to complete and total number created for the museum is over 300 By making artificial reefs in the form of the sculptures, algae and corals take hold and fish can find shelter and food. Seeing the progression of this newly developing reef is a magical experience and one we love to do and share with fellow divers.

Art, Nature and Our Modern World

I first met artist, photographer, diver and environmentalist, Jason deCaires Taylor, on a rib boat speeding across the Atlantic ocean which was to deliver us to the art installation he created that has since become known as the Atlantic museum. He told me that he had always been passionate about the oceans and had worked as a diving instructor in various places around the world. He used his artistic talent to create concrete sculptures to be placed on the sea bed which would attract people and use there back ground story to educate. The installation was called a Museum. Jason explained, that for people to care about something they need to understand it. The sculptures have been sited on a fl

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