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Saturday, January 3, 2009

My Definition of Cool Eco-Art

OK, so I wouldn't encourage everyone to do this, because then we'd pollute our oceans too much, but this guy's art is really interesting. The artist, Jason de Caires Taylor, uses sculptures to create artificial reefs. The hopes? To "promote hope and recovery, and underline our need to understand and protect the natural world."

Of course, I have to wonder if in a thousand years or something, with coral all over them, how will they look? And, if you can still see the human features, isn't some poor diver going to get really, really freaked out? Heck, even knowing their just art, I might get freaked out if I dove and looked at some of these.


The TamCC Project. Depth: 2 m. Grenada, West Indies.


Vicissitudes. Depth: 4.5 m. Grenada, West Indies


Vicissitudes. Depth: 4.5 m. Grenada, West Indies.


The Lost Correspondent. Depth: 7m. Grenada, West Indies.


Grace Reef. Depth: 4.2 m. Grenada, West Indies.


Grace Reef. Depth: 4.2 m. Grenada, West Indies.

Anyhow, I just thought the art was very cool marine-oriented. Finally, someone promoting marine life with art!

2 comments:

Darkangelwitch666 said...

I really like the images, thanks for posting them up. Just go forward 1000 years and like we are now with Stonehenge; somebody or something could look at them the same way? Well that if all the info is lost on how they got there.

Gruppie Girl said...

Amazing! This is the first i've seen the photos.

Thanks for sharing!