‘Invention’ Underwater Sculpture Museum
Linkedin

‘Invention’ Underwater Sculpture Museum

Isla Mujeres : Mexico | Jan 10, 2011 at 11:32 PM PST
By
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
‘Invention’ Underwater Sculpture Museum

A snorkeler swims over life-size statues near Cancún, Mexico to have research regarding permanent sculptures

More than 400 of the permanent sculptures have been installed in recent months called underwater museum in the National Marine Park of Cancún, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc as part of a most important artwork called "The Silent Evolution." The setting up is the first endeavor of a new underwater museum called.

Jason deCaires Taylor, A Mexico-based British sculptor is the one who has created it, the Caribbean installation is planned to sooner or later cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it "one of the largest and most determined underwater attractions in the world," museum statement says.

Taylor hopes the reefs, which are already stressed by marine pollution, warming waters, and overfishing, can catch a break from the approximately 750,000 tourists who visit local reefs each year.

"That puts a lot of pressure on the current reefs," Taylor said, "So part of this project is to in fact discharge those people away from the expected reefs and bring them to an area of artificial reefs."

1 of 6
Next
`Invention' Underwater Sculpture Museum,
macnair is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

Blogs

 >
  • Ocean City, MD Beach Girl: The Silent Evolution

      www.ocmdbeachgirl.com
    The goal of this underwater sculpture garden "The Silent Evolution" is to allow nature to transform these works into beautiful artificial coral reefs. The garden is located in Isla Mujeres Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc, Mexico- being ...
  • Would you Swim with Bodies? | The Featured Creature

      www.thefeaturedcreature.com
    Would you Swim with Bodies? Okay not actual bodies. That would just be wrong and gross and really not relaxing. But how about diving in a man-made reef with hundreds of statues of humans making up the dive site? Check this out: "More than 400 of the
  • Isla Mujeres/Cancun Snorkeling - ScubaBoard

      www.scubaboard.com
    There are a few fair (not great, but fair) snorkeling sites around Isla Mujeres. Problem is, they all have enough current that you're in for a long walk home. Or an even longer swim.... Cancun has some amazing dive sites. But the reef ...
  • Backyard Owl, A Unique Visitor

      entertainment.ezinemark.com
    Jason de Caires Taylor, a British scuba-diving cum sculptor, has a new art project called the Underwater Art Museum at the Isla Mujeres National Marine Park, near Cancun, on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Taylor created the sunk foundations of 400

Images

 >
 

Videos

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.