Underwater Scultpures in the Maldives
Jason deCaires Taylor is a specialist in ghost sculptures. Generally placed in a visible place, where it becomes a monument and landmark in urban space, sculpture is a decorative and symbolic element that must be shown. Not for deCaires Taylor. His approach leads him to insert his works in hidden and reference places under water, to create an effect of ruins, of past civilizations, to reconstruct, after all, the effect of passing time without having passed . This is particularly the case in his latest work, located in Shaviyani in the Maldives. This underwater museum is there to “open the viewer to new visions, expand his perception of the world,” explains the sculptor.