Europe’s first underwater museum might just help save the coral reefs

Jason DeCaires-Taylor … amazing!

Repeating Islands


The Museo Atlántico by British-Guyanese sculptor and environmentalist Jason DeCaires Taylor, is reviewed here by Avantika Shankar for Architectural Digest (India).

While most museums take great pains to preserve their works of art, there are some artists who create art specifically so that it may be irreparably altered by its environment. Underwater museums, for example, comprise of sculptures that over time are entirely taken over by the aquatic ecosystem. And that’s entirely the point.

Europe’s first underwater museum, the Museo Atlántico, opened in the waters off the Spanish island of Lanzarote last month. It features sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor, whose works have been known to fill other underwater museums around the world—Cancun, the Bahamas and Antilles. His sculptures are usually of human figures, at times engaged in seemingly mundane activities like taking a selfie or riding a see-saw. Other sculptures are darker—figures in dramatic poses, their emotions simultaneously…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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