Jason deCaires Taylor is a British artist who created an impressive underwater museum in Cannes. He made six huge sculptures that were inspired by the city’s residents and he placed them in the sand not far from the island of Sainte-Marguerite.
In order to make this project happen, he had to combine art with science. The goal of this exhibit is to protect the environment, so Taylor’s sculptures are designed to keep the balance of marine life. They stand around two meters apart and are made from eco-friendly concrete. They won’t affect the underwater environment in any negative way, and instead only serve to provide a better environment for underwater life.
It took a long time to finish this project, which started in 2017, and the result is worth it. This unique underwater museum is simply amazing!
“The new works are all based on people from the local community. The split mask is a metaphor for the ocean, the surface is resolute, defiant, and endless. However, beneath it is fragile and finely balanced,” the artist writes on Instagram. Follow him there to see future updates!