Mexico’s Underwater Sculpture Park Gets Some New Additions

CANCUN, MEXICO - 2011: EXCLUSIVE. New life-sized statues added to the Museo Subacutico de Arte (MUSA) on the sea bed underwater at Cancun and Isla Mujeres National Marine Park in 2011 in Cancun, Mexico. Never-before-seen pictures show the fusion of art and conservation in a artificial reef supporting marine life deep underwater - made from sculptures of real members of the public. Bright tropical fish and agile divers can be seen darting in and out of the huge living art piece that contains hundreds of life-sized statues on the sea bed. Big thinking British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, 36, from Cantebury, Kent captured impressions of real people using 'life casts' and built the installation using materials that will encourage coral to grow. It will produce a coral reef and new home for a variety of aquatic creatures at the Cancun and Isla Mujeres National Marine Park in Mexico. The project, called The Museo Subacutico de Arte (MUSA), aims to ease pressure on natural reefs in the area caused by over half a million water-going tourists who flock to the region every year. (Photo by Jason de Caires Taylor / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)

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Scritto da Laura Marrocco