An artist has created an amazing underwater ‘forest’ of far more than 90 sculptures 200m off the Cypriot coastline.
Situated in the waters off Ayia Napa, the Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa (Musan) is the brainchild of artist Jason deCaires Taylor and comprises a maze of underwater sculptures, some of which are in the form of hybrid trees, other people which are figurative.
The museum is now open for snorkelers, scuba divers and swimmers to examine. The British artist has previously designed aquatic sculpture gardens in Cannes, Mexico, Grenada, the Bahamas, Lanzarote, and Norway. In Australia, deCaires Taylor produced an underwater greenhouse in the Great Barrier Reef.
Musan was commissioned by the Municipality of Ayia Napa in Cyprus and the division of fisheries and maritime investigate.
The Musan site explains the ethos powering the set up: ‘Marine existence in the Mediterranean Sea has been seriously depleted in excess of the previous 20 a long time. The sculptural forest made from inert pH neutral components aims to replicate a terrestrial forest by getting to be a focal stage for biodiversity. Ultimately, the get the job done of nature will supplant the work of the artist. The sculpted trees and the kids that participate in amongst them will be consumed and colonised by marine biomass, offering food and shelter for a wide variety of creatures but importantly reminding us that we are organic ourselves.’
Placed 200m from the Pernera beach, the region in which the new museum is sited consists of a flat channel of sand, 8-10m deep, in just a maritime secured space.
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