The Rubicon, 2016. Detail of installation in Coloradas Bay, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.

Submerged: A Conversation with Jason deCaires Taylor

Disillusioned with the rat race, sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor chose to dive into an altogether different pursuit. His poetic underwater installations comment on environmental issues, climate change, and rising sea levels while providing new habitat for sea life and foundations for underwater growth. To support his efforts, deCaires Taylor follows a business model more akin to tourism development than gallery sales. Spreading the word about these underwater sculptures plays an important role in their remit, and photos of his projects have appeared across a wide range of international media outlets. In recent years, deCaires Taylor has installed underwater figural sculptures along the coasts of Grenada, the Bahamas, Cancún, Mexico, and in Coloradas Bay, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. In 2015, he produced a different kind of work on the banks of the River Thames, in view of the Houses of Parliament. The Rising Tide (2015) was intended as a political statement, referencing the four horsemen of the apocalypse…see the entire article in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.

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