Instillation artist, Jason de Caires Taylor creates fascinating and breathtaking life size cement sculptures for an underwater experiment in South America. He explores the relationship between art and environment in this series. After months of being submerged, the sculptures begin to form the natural ecological processes that occur underwater.
An except of his artist statement:
“The ocean is imbued with mystery. Underwater and devoid of white walls the viewer is unrestrained in their interaction with the work. Buoyancy and weightlessness enable a detached physical experience, encouraging encounters that are perceptual and personal. As time passes and the works change, they reshape and redefine the underwater landscape in unpredictable ways.”
He goes into further detail on his website.
A lovely video of his work.
Here are some photographs of his wondrous artwork.