I wanted to create something that existed between two worlds, a bridge that allowed us to see through the surface of the sea
underwater photographer and scuba diving instructor
British sculptor
marine conservationist
founder of a new direction of underwater park art sculpture
https://www.underwatersculpture.com
He is best known for installing site-specific underwater sculptures that develop into artificial coral reefs, which local communities and marine life depend on.

 
Jason deCaires Taylor poses 26 feet below the surface with sculptures in his Silent Evolution installation at Mexico's Museo Subacuático de Arte.
Taylor has received four Guinness World Records, one of which was awarded in February 2021 for creating the most undeProjects
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Grenada
Меxico
Bahamas
Spain
France
Cyprus
Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park was the first of Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater gardens. The site is now listed as one of National Geographic’s 25 Wonders of the World.

The 75 works cover an area of 800 square metres and are located in a series of sand patches and gullies between natural rock formations. At depths of 5-8 metres, they are accessible by scuba diving and snorkeling.

Molinere Bay suffered considerable storm damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and the placement of these artificial structures has provided a new base for marine life to proliferate.
Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area, Grenada
2006
Vicissitudes
The Lost Correspondent
One of the largest and most ambitious underwater art attractions in the world. The museum features over 500 permanent life-size sculptures created by Jason deCaires Taylor.

It receives over 750,000 visitors a year. In total, the installations occupy an area of over 420 square metres of previously barren seabed.

Celebrated works include The Silent Evolution, a 120 tonne work of more than 400 individual statues. The man-made reef is now home to more than 2,000 juvenile corals.
M.U.S.A. Museo Subacuático de Arte Cancun, Mexico
2009

Antropocene
Vein Man
Silent Evolution
Bankers
Reclamation
One of the largest and most ambitious underwater art attractions in the world. The museum features over 500 permanent life-size sculptures created by Jason deCaires Taylor.

It receives over 750,000 visitors a year. In total, the installations occupy an area of over 420 square metres of previously barren seabed.

Celebrated works include The Silent Evolution, a 120 tonne work of more than 400 individual statues. The man-made reef is now home to more than 2,000 juvenile corals.
M.U.S.A. Museo Subacuático de Arte Cancun, Mexico
2009

Ocean Atlas is the largest single sculpture ever to be deployed underwater. It reaches 5 metres up from the sea floor to the surface and weighs over 60 tonnes. Due to the sheer scale of the sculpture, it had to be assembled underwater in sections. Taylor's immense sculpture modelled after a local Bahamian girl, depicts her carrying the weight of the ocean, referencing the ancient Greek myth of Atlas.
Ocean Atlas, Nassau, Bahamas
2014

Ocean Atlas was awarded a Guinness World Record for being the largest single figurative underwater sculpture in the world


Museo Atlántico is the first underwater art museum in Europe and the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated within Lanzarote’s UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and is accessible to divers and snorkelers. The Museum was officially inaugurated in January 2017 by the President of Lanzarote, Pedro San Gines.

The monumental project took over three years to plan and construct and includes over 300 life-size casts placed on an area of previously barren seabed of 50m x 50m.
Museo Atlántico, Las Coloradas, Lanzarote, Atlantic Ocean
2016

The Raft of Lampedusa
The Raft of Lampedusa carries 13 refugees towards an unknown future. Despite being able to see the rescue vessel on the horizon, they are abandoned to their fate – much as refugees are today.
The Human Gyre
Consists of 200 life-size sculptures placed in a never ending circle.
Deregulated
Deregulated is a playground in which businessmen in suits play on a swing and a seesaw
The Rubicon
35 people walking towards an underwater wall, unaware that they are heading to a point of no return. They look down or look at their phones, in an almost dreamlike state. It is intended to be a monument to absurdity.
The Underwater Museum of Cannes features a series of six monumental, three-dimensional portraits, each over two metres in height and ten tons in weight.

The theme of masks connects to Île Sainte-Marguerite’s history, where the Man with the Iron Maskwas imprisoned and to the Cannes annual film festival hosted there.

The split mask design concept is a metaphor for the ocean. From land, we see the surface, calm and serene, or powerful and majestic. This is the view of the mask of the sea. However, below the surface is a fragile, finely-balanced ecosystem, which has been continuously degraded and polluted over the years by human activity.
The Underwater Museum of Cannes, France
2021

MUSAN is an underwater forest, the first of its kind in the world. Consisting of over 93 artworks some of which are in the form of trees, others which are figurative in nature.

The artworks, in particular those which represent trees, are designed to attract marine life on a large scale and as such will develop organically. These installations will be placed at various depths from the sea floor to its surface and will be laid out to resemble a path through a dense underwater forest.

Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa (MUSAN), Cyprus

2021


Flooded sculptures become part of the underwater world and home to its inhabitants
All my work is about preserving our marine environment. It is something that we should treasure and regard as a SACRED SPACE
Designed by Irina Sarayeva
The project was made for non-commercial use and educational purposes only to demonstrate skills. All materials are taken from the site www.underwatersculpture.com and Instagram of Jason Teylor and belong to their owners.
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