Monday, February 28, 2011

Creating Coral Reefs


I came across this project randomly while flipping through tumblr. It's a creation by the British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, part of a reef conservation project off the coast of Mexico. The installation is made up of 350 statues cast from real people in a pH neutralized material designed to grow coral, in essence starting a new coral reef from scratch. The goal is to create an underwater tourist attraction that draws snorkelers away from the real reefs near Cancun that are  stressed by constant human contact.
In the meantime, it looks like a pretty cool place to visit!

1 comment:

Miss_Scarlett said...

this is pretty original!

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