Meet the Artist Who Makes Incredible Underwater Sculpture Galleries

Most artists display their work in museums and traditional art galleries, but to see Jason deCaires Taylor’s exhibits, you have to have a boat and a sense of adventure. Taylor creates sculptures out of environmental friendly materials and then sinks them in shallow, empty areas off tropical coastlines where they can act as artificial reefs. He created the world’s first underwater sculpture park off the coast of Grenada in 2006, and co-founded a museum with more than 500 sculptures off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. His latest sculpture, sunk in the Bahamas in 2014, is currently the largest underwater sculpture in the world. The main goal is to draw tourists away from coral reefs—where divers often do a lot of damage—and stimulate coral growth to form new reefs where marine life can be preserved even as natural coral reefs decline. You can see a gallery of some of Taylor’s cool (and slightly creepy) works on his website

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