i’m jealous of jason decaires taylor

Can you imagine coming across either of these underwater installations while out for a swim?! I know. Insanely beautiful, kinda spooky, and environmentally friendly all in one shot. I am totally mesmerized by these life-size concrete sculptures by Cancun based artist Jason deCaires Taylor… oh sure, they may have started out as statues, but given a little time, and some amazing sea creatures, they have literally come to life. Stunning.

{Thanks to Briony Evans, Creative Director at the Honfleur Gallery, for sending this work my way.}

comments (13)

  1. Stuart Ryan /// 12.16.2010 /// 2:33am

    All I can really say is WOW, it kind of reminds me of the Terracotta Warriors but with a whole new surreal twist to it.

    I love the angle of the third shot down, it almost looks like it was taken in regular daylight until you see the ripples of the water above.

    Awesome share 😉

  2. the jealous curator /// 12.16.2010 /// 8:06am

    yes! so cool / surreal. wouldn’t it be amazing to see these in person… although i have to admit, i think i’d be a little scared.

  3. Leif /// 12.16.2010 /// 7:11am

    This is so cool

  4. Barbara /// 12.16.2010 /// 8:53am

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing this.

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  6. Brian /// 12.17.2010 /// 12:01pm

    He’s one of the very first artists I ever wrote about. His sculptures are absolutely stunning. It’s nice to see some of his newer work.

  7. sarah hemm /// 12.17.2010 /// 12:36pm

    Holy wowness! I agree w/Stuart.

  8. Sam /// 12.19.2010 /// 7:26pm

    Coming across that would give me nightmares for life! the idea (and the execution!) are absolutely amazing, but they are still super creepy.

  9. the jealous curator /// 12.19.2010 /// 8:04pm

    i know… if you didn’t know they were there when you set out on your snorkeling trip, they would be absolutely terrifying! so ghostly, but insanely beautiful none the less.

  10. Kirsty /// 12.21.2010 /// 11:27am

    My husband and I were on a snorkeling trip in Grenada and we came across them. It was a bit scary, but fascinating at the same time.

  11. the jealous curator /// 12.21.2010 /// 2:05pm

    wow – so cool that you got to see them up close and personal! thanks kirsty xo

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