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  • THE SILENT EVOLUTION Jason deCaires Taylor

    Cancun, Mexico

    Defining his works as “living installations”, the underwater sculpture artist Jason deCaires Taylor designed an “artificial reef” in Mexico mimicking coral reefs, on which the local species could attach themselves; the sculpture weighing 120 tons and based on 400 real Mexicans, not only aimed at presenting a truthful section of the indigenous society but also at supporting the reef ecosystem and building surfaces for species to thrive on. Also a scuba diver and a photographer, the artist finds it important to give back to nature. It makes him happy to see the work covered in various forms of life three years after its construction.

     

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