Green Design starts with an awareness of ecological issues. As we search for creative problem solving approaches, it’s great to remember the power of Art in the process of envisioning the future. Check out this inspiring project and look at creative ways to design our way to sustainability!
Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has created Museo Subaquatico de Arte to focus on the problem of the planet’s dwindling reef system. This Incredible underwater sculpture museum is a hauntingly beautiful artificial reef in Cancun, Mexico. The installation is filled with 400 life cast figures made of marine grade cement that is designed to attract coral which are slowly and amazingly transforming the figures into encrusted creatures of the deep. The reef has attracted a huge diversity of fish and other sea life as well as human divers… a VERY novel museum experience!
This is an extraordinary project — moving and poetic. Do not miss the wonderful films the artist has made showing the process both of the making as well as the remarkable evolution of the work. The figures reference our modern technological world, a commentary made most poignant in this surreal environment. There is a strong eco message with this project calling attention to the decline in natural coral reefs. BRAVO!