Underwater Sculptures by Jason deCaries Taylor
Jason de Caries Taylor is the artist and the diver behind the Musa Project in Mexico and Grenada Underwater Park, West Indies. He graduated from London Institute of Arts in 1998 with a BA Honours in Sculpture, and besides being a qualified diving instructor and underwater naturalist, Taylor is also an award winning underwater photographer. Tom’s photos where he captures the effects of the ocean on his evolving sculptures is what earned him the recognition.
In 2006, Taylor founded the world’s first underwater sculpture park, in Grenada. This amazing monument is now listed as one of the Top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic. Later in 2009, Taylor Jaime Gonzalez Cano of The National Marine Park, Roberto Diaz of The Cancun Nautical Association created MUSA. The MUSA Project (Museo Subaquatico de Arte) is a monumental museum with a collection of over 450 public sculptural works, submerged off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, one of the world’s most unique travel destinations.
Taylor got involved with plenty underwater projects: Alluvia, Canterbury, Kent, UK, Inverted Solitude (Smart art) at The National Diving and Activities Centre, Chepstow, UK or the T.A. Marryshow Community College Project, initiated with Helen Hayward of T.A. Marryshow Community College, where he worked on the Moliniere sculpture park.Check out his web site for amazing shots of under water sculptures!!
Depth 5m, Grenada, West Indies
Depth 5m, MUSA Collection, Punta Nizuc, Mexico.
Man on fire
Depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Depth 5m, MUSA Collection, Punta Nizuc, Mexico
The silent evolution
Depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico.