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Under water sculptures by Jason de Caires Taylor

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Sometimes an artist creates something so beautifully simple that it takes your breath away…. literally. Artist Jason de Caires Taylor creates life-size cement sculptures of people and submerges them into the waters of South America.  by Sean Kernick on 24flinching.com

Under water sculptures in Sculpture park in Grenada,West Indies

Much of his childhood was spent on the coral reefs of Malaysia where he developed a profound love of the sea and a fascination with the natural world. This would later lead him to spend several years working as a scuba diving instructor in various parts of the globe, developing a strong interest in conservation, underwater naturalism and photography. He graduated in 1998 from the London Institute of Arts, with a B.A. Honours in Sculpture and Ceramics.

With this range of experiences he was equipping himself with the skills required to execute the ambitious underwater projects that have made his name. Carving cement instead of stone and supervising cranes while in full scuba gear to create artificial reefs submerged below the surface of the Caribbean Sea, the various strands of his diverse life Article on sculptures >>