The Lost Correspondent
Over in Grenada, immersed to a depth of 8 metres a man appears to be hard at work behind his desk, hands hovering over the typewriter he’s in eternal deliberation. Like his ‘antique’ typewriter, the Lost Correspondent is a forgotten relic passed over by modern technology.
Jason deCaires Taylor
The internationally acclaimed sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor creates extraordinary underwater living installations that offer viewers a brief glimpse of another world where art is uniquely developed from the effects of nature on the efforts of man. Jason is a sculpture graduate from the London Institute of Arts, a qualified diving instructor and an underwater naturalist. He is also an award winning underwater photographer who is well known for his dramatic images that uniquely capture the metamorphosing effects of the ocean on his sculptures.
Environmental effects ensure Jason’s sculptures change over time which create a living aspect of his work and impossible to reproduce artificially. His sculptures are essentially a synthesis of art and science, made with carefully researched environmentally friendly materials with selected properties designed to last hundreds of years whilst actively promoting coral growth.
Over the years, numerous documentaries and publications have featured Jason’s incredible work including the BBC, CNN, Vogue and New Scientist. Through his pioneering public arts projects many people have become more environmentally aware helping to instigate social change and a greater appreciation for the beauty of the underwater world.
In the world of Jason deCaires Taylor “Over the last 20 years our generation has encountered rapid change; technologically, culturally and geographically. I feel this has left us with an underlying sense of loss. My work tries to record some of those moments.”
For more unique works from sculptor and photographer Jason deCaires Taylor visit – www.underwatersculpture.com