We've written about the underwater sculptures of Jason deCaires Taylor before, but this is his most awesome project yet. In La Evolución Silenciosa (silent evolution), he created 400 lifelike human sculptures to become an artificial coral reef.
It might look a bit creepy, but British artist Jason de Caires Taylor's Mexican installation and reef conservation project is for a fine cause. Taylor has 350 statues in place—all cast from real people—that will eventually sprout coral.
You might think your office has lousy air-flow, but what about this working stiff? Artist Jason de Caires Taylor is filling the ocean-floor with freaky sculptures. But these aren't the weirdest things we've submerged in hopes of saving the reefs.
If somebody created sculpture gardens outside the undersea city of Rapture in the trashed genetic utopia game BioShock, these strange statues would be in it. Jason deCaires Taylor is the curator and artist for what he calls the Underwater Sculpture Gallery in the West Indies. He populates the shallow waters offshore…