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Underwater Cities

S culpture by Jason de Caires Taylor Related

Sculpture

by Jason de Caires Taylor

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Cancun Underwater Museum is a series of sculptures by Jason DeCaires Taylor placed underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres and Cancún, Mexico. The project began in November 2009 with placement of a hundred statues in shallow waters of the Cancún National Marine Park, which had been previously damaged by storms. —Wikipedia

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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  1. melody 2011/02/23 at 14:15 #

    These underwater sculptures are truly haunting. I like how the artist plays with encrustation, letting enough time pass before filming so that the sculptures start to gather algae and plantlife and age with the waters…

  2. admin 2011/02/23 at 17:03 #

    Hey Melody:

    I certainly thought about you when I came across Taylor’s work. Do you think the encrustations are real? The pieces are truly haunting. They leave one with a deep sense of loss.

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