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The Deep End

Jason deCaires Taylor balances the dualities of hope and loss in the haunting underwater worlds he creates. Populated by sculptures made with environmentally friendly materials that encourage coral growth, these moody tableaux offer glimpses into a world where art develops from the ocean’s effect on man-made structures. Taylor’s installations, designed to function as artificial reefs, increase marine life while allowing space for rejuvenation. The idea of fragility is a thematic underpinning to Taylor’s work, and his watery museums are an attempt to capture the effect humans have had on our ecosystems.


The Silent Evolution, depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Urban Reef, depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico Void, depth 4m, MUSA Collection, Salon Punta Nizuc, Mexico. The Silent Evolution, depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
The Silent Evolution, depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The Silent Evolution, depth 8m, MUSA Collection, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico. V3icissitudes, depth 5m, Grenada Collection, West Indies.  

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