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Friday, March 4, 2011

Human beauty revealed: An extraordinary underwater art installation

Artist/Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor

“There is nothing more perfect than the complex creation of the human form. It defies explanation. Unless an artist relinquishes control to the belief of a higher power, they never know perfection. It is from our own image and understanding that we create.” ~ Paula Slade ~

In a depth of approximately 29.6 feet (9 meters) off the coast of Cancún, Mexico, lies a stunning underwater art installation created by artist Jason deCaires Taylor.

Four hundred human figures, created from concrete and installed by Taylor over a two year period, represent a veritable sea of humanity that functions not only as a tribute to Cancún ‘s local citizens, but serves as an artificial reef providing an ever-growing habitat that nurtures the area’s precious sea life.

The installation, known as La Evolución Silenciosa (The Silent Evolution) is an amazing artistic feat.

The exquisite video footage below, provided by rodrigo86197’s YouTube channel, exhibits the creativity and passion of Jason deCaires Taylor.


J A W A I D said...

How can I say how breathtaking?

TallTchr said...

Reminds me of Rodin's The Burghers of Calais. I've snorkeled in Cancun but saw nothing like this. Guess I need to go back.

Paula Slade said...

JAWAID - I agree. It took my breath away too when I first stumbled upon his website.

TallTchr - Excellent comparison! I've not snorkeled in Cancun, but now I would love to go.