The cancun underwater museum options a series of concrete sculptures by Jason DeCaires Taylor placed underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres and Cancún, Mexico. The project began in Nov 2009 with placement of one hundred statues in shallow waters of the Cancún National Marine Park that had been previously broken by storms. a total of four hundred sculptures is planned to be installed by the top of 2010.
The prime reason of the sculpture garden is ecological. Nearly 300,000 tourists flock to the locality each year to explore the white sands and turquoise Caribbean ocean, but they are causing damage to marine life. The idea is to eventually pattern artificial corals from the sculptures that will support a variety of marine life. There’s furthermore wish that the touristic worth of the undersea sculpture flower bed will draw people away from the over-visited and severely degraded natural corals of the close by West seaboard area nationwide Park.
Some details :
1. In 2009 – beneath the waters around Cancun, Isla Mujeres and PuntaNizuc- primary steps for a sculptural repository were taken.
2. The founders of the project were : Jaime Gonzalez Cano of Thenationwide Marine reserve, Roberto Diaz of The Cancun Nautical Associationand Jason deCaries Taylor.
3. The undersea museum now comprises of more than 400 enduringsculptures. Each number has it’s own significance.
As per the reports on : underwatersculpture.com -The repository will illustrate the interaction between art and natural environmentscience. It will display how art can form a convoluted reef structure formarine life to colonize and augment on there own.