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 flat seabed at Los Colorados to create an
artificial reef to create a habitat for a variety of marine life. Taylor has a unique way of bringing together art and active environmental work. “Right now, we are in a very critical time for the oceans. The decisions we take in the next few years will have long-lasting effects. I hope I can convince people to understand how important the oceans are to our survival”
The first time I ever visited it, the statues sat on the
sand with barely a fish in sight, now it has matured the sculptures are covered in algae and other marine forms which have drawn in masses of marine life,it really is awe inspiring to see!