Jason Taylor – a Grenadian Sculptor, has created an unique underwater sculpture park filled with sculptures which serve a dual purpose. They not only showcase Grenada’s rich culture, but also provide a boost to the local ecosystem by serving as artificial reefs. The sculptures are an unique experiment in art and help create awareness about environmental issues.
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An underwater gallery creates a whole new perspective on the world. Submerged objects are affected by different conditions both physical and emotional. Objects appear 25% larger and closer, colours are changed as light is absorbed differently by the water. The surface of the sea creates an ever-changing kaleidoscope of light, whilst its turbidity acts as a filter. The aquatic medium affords the viewer a multitude of angles and perspectives and thus transforms the traditional role of passive observer into an active process of discovery and engagement.
The ocean provides a setting imbued with mystery. Observers are invited to appreciate the works of art whilst questioning their circumstances and history. The viewer is immediately committed and involved to the environment and becomes part of the work itself. The sculptures will be an ever changing exhibition as nature colonizes the surface and the sea and tidal movement shapes the texture.
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