Underwater sculpture Museum.
What you now see is not footage from the new adventure film, but a real underwater sculpture Museum located at a depth of twelve or fifteen metres at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of the island Lanzarote (Canary Islands). And it’s not easy recessed immobile statue, and “people” that live among the coral reefs. According to Jason de Caires Taylor (Jason de Cayres Taylor) the author of these works, these installations have become living proof that it is not always human interference with nature is detrimental and destructive.
In 2006 the first exhibits created by the British sculptor, was safely loaded on the seabed. Every day they are becoming more and more. To date, the number of sculptures has about five hundred pieces. Among them are mainly human figures, frozen in various poses and forms. This fat man watching TV with a plate of food on his lap, and the people in the boat do not get much, and a couple making a selfie and the crowd of “onlookers” gathered at the gates…
In addition to the cultural component of the project, designed by Jason, was vital to the balance of the local marine environment, disturbed, frequent dive trips and other water sports, as well as after effects that hit the region of the hurricane. In fact, all of these sculptures is nothing but an artificial reef and the basis for fixing the clams, promoting growth of biomass.
Underwater work Jason is quite fascinating and at the same time eerie sight. Moreover, through the prism of water and safety glasses all of them look much more than it is actually. It is this kind of distorted illusion causes the real interest which broke out of genuine curiosity, which are often considered frozen in mute silence wax dolls or artfully created by faceless mannequins. And the more I look at the underwater “people”, the stronger the feeling that here-here, have some more, and each of them stir, turn your head, reach out, touch, rock head, opens his mouth and say something. Water leads sculptures in movement, forcing the viewer to believe that they live and not created from stone or cement.