Underwater Sculpture In The Bahamas

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Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has made a name for himself creating underwater sculptures that are not only beautiful, but also good for their ocean habitats. In his latest creation, Ocean Atlas, Taylor submerged a colossal image of a Bahamian girl acting as the mythical Atlas, who held up the world on his shoulders.

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The cement figure is made from sustainable material that also enables coral growth. Part of Taylor’s purpose is to create artificial reefs that will ease the demand on nearby, over-touristed reefs.

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Ocean Atlas was installed in the waters off Nassau, Bahamas. It weighs 60 tons, is over 18 feet tall, and is ready for visitors.

 

via This Is Colossal