Jason deCaires Taylor

15 Dec

This must be underwater love. Trained in Camberwell, South London, Jason deCaires Taylor creates cities of sculpture scarred by coral and twine.
The unseen, the unnoticed lie below sea level, below museums and art galleries, below the reach of red tape and white walls. The Banker buries his head in the sand while The Dream Collector scribbles notes on a stone book and a nearby Gardener contemplates his seabed. The sculptures of Jason deCaires Taylor challenge traditional views that works of art can not be touched. Both in the West Indies and in MUSA (Museo Subaquatico de Arte) in Mexico, the sea is what makes the man, not what’s on his mantlepiece. These submerged museums are not only wonders to look at but also crumbly comments on how fragile our natural habitats are.

UK Projects: Alluvia in Canterbury and Inverted Solitude in Chepstow.

You can find more examples of his work here:
http://www.underwatersculpture.com/

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One Response to “Jason deCaires Taylor”

  1. carmillaweirdlove December 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

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