Content by: Eco-Question Senior Editor
Posted by: Eco-Question Editor
Source: Underwater Sculpture www.underwatersculpture.com
Photo Credit: Jason deCaires Taylor, Underwater Sculpture www.underwatersculpture.com
CORAL Banner Credit: The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) www.coral.org
- Jason deCaires Taylor
- Joanna Solins
(Communications Associate of The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) www.coral.org)
7 months ago…after the first installation…
Since the first installation of underwater sculptures in Grenada, West Indies in 2007 by Jason deCaires Taylor, the underwater sculptures shown a significant result in improving coral and marine life. The Grenadian community also gains benefit of ecosystem services from eco-tourism.
See the amazing results below:
Learn more on:
- Grenada Geography & History
- What is biodiversity?
- What is Marine and Coastal Biodiversity?
- Why Marine and Coastal Biodiversity is Important?
- What is the Problem of Coastal Biodiversity?
- What is ecosystem service?
- What are the main causes of biodiversity loss?
- Discover 5 different ways the ocean affects your everyday life
Learn more from trusted international web sites we love:
- Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) www.cbd.int/marine
- International Coral Reef Initiative www.icriforum.org
- United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) www.unep.org
- International Maritime Organization www.imo.org
- Biodiversity Conservation Network www.bcnet.org
- Coastal wiki www.encora.eu/coastalwiki
- Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) www.coral.org
- The Nature Conservancy www.nature.org
- The Stop Global Warming Virtual March www.stopglobalwarming.org
Sculptures changing over time:
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Artist : Biography
Jason deCaires Taylor was born in 1974 to an English father and Guyanese mother, spending the earlier part of his life growing up in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Educated in South East England, he graduated in 1998 from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, with a B.A.Honours in Sculpture and Ceramics. He is also a fully qualified diving instructor, underwater naturalist and award winning underwater photographer, with over 14 years of diving experience in various countries.
In May 2006 he gained international recognition for creating the world’s first underwater sculpture park in Grenada, West Indies. His underwater sculptures, designed to create artificial reefs for marine life to colonise and inhabit, embrace the transformations wrought by ecological processes. The works engage with a vision of the possibilities of a sustainable future, portraying human intervention as positive and affirmative. Drawing on the tradition of figurative imagery, the aim of Jason deCaires Taylor’s work is to address a wide-ranging audience crucial for highlighting environmental issues beyond the confines of the art world. However, fundamental to understanding his work is that it embodies the hope and optimism of a regenerative, transformative Nature.
Jason is currently resident in Mexico as Artistic Director of the new Cancun Underwater Museum.