Strange Planet: Mexico’s Underwater Sculpture Garden

Photo: Mexico's Underwater Sculpture Garden

This is no ordinary reef. British artist Jason de Caires Taylor created these 400 sculptures from casts of real people, and he’s placed them on the ocean floor outside of Mexico’s Isla Mujeres National Marine Park. The work is called “The Silent Evolution,” and is part of the Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA); its aim is to encourage coral growth in the waters close to Cancun.

[Daily Mail via 27 Clouds]
[Mexico Travel Guide]
[Destinations Rated: Isla Mujeres]

Photo: Jason de Caires Taylor/Barcroft


  1. ritz-carlton timeshares
    November 20, 2010, 3:05 am

    What?? Is this real?! Really an extraordinary work! Good to know that these were made with beneficial purpose. This is one good reason why I should visit the amazing National Marine Park of Mexico! Great share, Janelle.

  2. garden gnome
    October 27, 2010, 8:46 am

    Stunning picture of the underwater garden. Add in a few fish and you’d just about have my idea of utopia.