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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 01:59 AM
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Edited on Tue Mar-15-11 02:03 AM by Dover
Underwater that is something new. And due to our history of oceanographic archaeology,
I'm reading these figures in a similar way as something akin to ancient ruble or ruins that contemporary culture finds on the ocean floor, or the real body impressions from the ash/mud ruins in Pompeii.
Or perhaps there is a connection between our civilization and the dying reefs which were/are inhabited by such a colorful and complex ecosystem. In Jungian dream imagery the ocean represents the collective unconscious which, in this piece, seems to me to be supported further by the fact that their eyes are closed.
At any rate, a haunting piece.

More than 400 of the permanent sculptures have been installed in recent months in the National Marine Park of Cancn, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc as part of a major artwork called "The Silent Evolution." The installation is the first endeavor of a new underwater museum called MUSA, or Museo Subacutico de Arte.

Created by Mexico-based British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it "one of the largest and most ambitious underwater attractions in the world," according to a museum statement.

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-11 12:26 PM
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1. That reminds of the book World War Z and the zombies underwater.

That's actually really cool. :)
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