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Jason deCaires Taylor | Underwater Worlds

Jason deCaires Taylor | Underwater Worlds

16 Sep 2015

As the tide of the Thames goes out, Jason deCaires Taylor's installation The Rising Tide emerges; Four oil well pump-headed, spectral horses graze on the Bankside at Vauxhaull bridge. The ominous installation re-affirms deCaires Taylor's desire to address conservation and climate change by highlighting the interaction between the public and the fragile underwater environment.

This pressure on natural resources is a tension seen throughout deCaires Taylor's work, most notably within the artist's underwater sculptures. In 2006, Taylor created the world’s first underwater sculpture park off the west coast of Grenada in the West Indies, which is now listed as one of National Geographic's Top 25 Wonders of the World. The reefs along with many other of his works highlight Taylor's wish for his subjects not to obstruct nature but to integrate within it.

Jason deCaires Taylor is a former shortlisted candidate of Andipa's Spotlight 2014 award. For the third year running, Andipa Gallery, in collaboration with the Royal British Society of Sculptors is hosting the 2015 Spotlight Award. Applications are open until the 25th of September, so there is still time to submit your entries!

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