Underwater Museum, Cancun
The main goal of English artist Jason Decaires Taylor’s work is conservation. Each of the more than 400 life sized sculptures are made from ph neutral clay in order to promote the growth of coral reef and marine life with the total installation occupying an area of over 150sq metres and weighing over 120 tons.
The museum is located a short distance from the famous Manchones reef. As the museum grows and marine life forms, the aim is to give Cancun’s reef areas a much needed rest so they can recuperate from hurricane damage.
The Cancun Marine Park is one of the most visited stretches of water in the world with over 750,000 visitors each year, placing immense pressure on its resources.
The location of the sculptures will promote the recovery of the natural reefs, relieving pressure on them by drawing visitors away.