The Silent Evolution
Viewed by many as Jason’s most ambitious work to date, The Silent Evolution is a monumental artificial reef based in Mexico. It occupies a vast area of more than 420 square metres and weighs in at over 200 tons, the sculptural design consist of 400 life size casts of individuals representing a broad cross section of humanity. It has been designed to aggregate corals and fish on a large scale and slowly but surely you see the sculptures evolving, with a starfish on a nuns face and fur of algae on a girls cheek. In time this underwater society will totally be absorbed by marine life and in effect transformed into another state, this can be seen as a metaphor for the future of our own human society.
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