Jason deCaires Taylor is an artist who has been made famous by his striking underwater museums. His most recent work—titled 'Ocean Siren'—was unveiled in December within Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
As one might expect, the sculpture deals with climate change and it seeks to inform and bring awareness to the consequences. Like much of his work, Jason deCaires Taylor made 'Ocean Siren' water-based. The piece is also solar-powered. It presents the image of a "young indigenous girl issuing a warning about rising sea temperatures." What is absolutely striking about the artwork is that it is dynamic. That is, it is created to convey scientific data in a "raw, visceral, and emotive way." Jason deCaires Taylor makes this the case by installing sensors that will detect live sea temperatures and will cause 'Ocean Siren' to change color in response.
Image Credit: Jason deCaires Taylor
Jason deCaires Taylor's Piece Responds to Rising Temperatures
1. Climate Change Awareness - Create sculptures or installations that visually represent climate change data to raise awareness among the public.
2. Interactive Art Experiences - Develop artworks with interactive elements that engage viewers emotionally and intellectually.
3. Solar-powered Innovations - Integrate solar-powered technology into artistic installations to promote sustainability and renewable energy.
1. Art and Design - Explore new ways of integrating technology and data visualization into artistic creations.
2. Environment and Conservation - Utilize art as a means to educate and raise awareness about pressing environmental issues.
3. Renewable Energy - Collaborate with artists to incorporate solar-powered solutions into various industries and applications.