MUSAN: New underwater museum and artificial reef opens off the coast of Ayia Napa

A new underwater museum and rewilding project by sculptor, environmentalist and photographer Jason deCaires Taylor has opened some 8-10 metres deep in the waters of Cyprus’ Ayia Napa. The Museum of Underwater Sculptures Ayia Napa (MUSAN), located just 200 metres from Ayia Napa’s Pernera beach within the Ayia Napa Artificial Reef Marine Protected Area, contains 93 artworks which range from figurative statues to trees, some … Continue reading MUSAN: New underwater museum and artificial reef opens off the coast of Ayia Napa

Ocean Siren: Solar-powered coastal sculpture in Australia can warn of risks to coral reefs from climate change

Ocean Siren – a solar-powered sculpture of an indigenous girl warning about rising ocean temperatures – has been installed on the coast in Townsville, Australia. The four-metre high sculpture is part of the Southern Hemisphere’s first Museum of Underwater Art, a project by underwater sculptor and environmentalist Jason deCaires Taylor. The Ocean Siren reacts to live water temperature data from the Davies Reef weather station on the … Continue reading Ocean Siren: Solar-powered coastal sculpture in Australia can warn of risks to coral reefs from climate change

World’s first semi-submerged gallery, Coralarium, opens in Maldives

British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has created a semi-submerged art gallery in the Maldives, filled with nearly 30 sculptures that will act as a habitat for coral and other marine species. The installation, Coralarium, was constructed for the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi hotel. The frame, made from pH-neutral marine steel, is punctuated with cutouts mimicking the organic forms found in the water, making it a solid yet … Continue reading World’s first semi-submerged gallery, Coralarium, opens in Maldives

Jason deCaires Taylor: Ocean guardian preserves the waters with underwater sculptures

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor cares about preserving the world’s oceans so much so that he incorporates his work with the water element, creating giant size sculptures submerged in the ocean which transform from inert objects into living breathing reefs. The British-born sculptor’s works are now displayed underwater throughout the world’s waterways. He gained international notoriety in 2006 with the creation of the world’s first underwater sculpture park, … Continue reading Jason deCaires Taylor: Ocean guardian preserves the waters with underwater sculptures