jason de caires taylor
I love diving, for the sense of freedom it gives me, as well as the myriad of lifeforms that are completely alien to that on terra firma. I love the shapes that are formed by the corals and rocks, often reminding me of human settlements and skyscrapers. Underwater sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor obviously thinks the same, taking the idea to its extreme by constructing human figures, or ‘life casts’ out of material that encourages coral growth and plants them along the bottom of the seas. The resulting ‘man-made’ landscape is quickly overtaken by the marine lifeforms, creating a sometimes erie, strangely beautiful art that is surely out of our world.