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Massive Submerged Girl Sculptures

Ocean Atlas by Jason deCaires Taylor is Located in the Bahamas

— October 21, 2014 — Art & Design
Ocean Atlas is the name of the latest underwater sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor, an artist currently based in Lanzarote part of the Canary Islands. The largest of its kind to date, Ocean Atlas depicts a Bahamian girl inspired by the Ancient Greek myth of Atlas. Carrying the weight of the ocean on her shoulders rather than the Earth, she makes a strong sacrifice that is beautiful to behold.

Located along the western coastline of New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas, Ocean Atlas is made out of sustainable pH-neutral material that encourages the growth of coral and other marine wildlife while also attracting thousands of tourists. Ocean Atlas was commissioned by B.R.E.E.F (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation) in an effort to build an underwater sculpture garden in honor of its founder, Sir Nicholas Nuttal.
Trend Themes
1. Underwater Sculptures - Creating submerged sculptures that are beneficial to marine wildlife and attract tourists presents an opportunity for artists and environmental organizations to collaborate.
2. Sustainable Materials in Art - Exploring the use of sustainable materials in large-scale art installations can lead to more environmentally friendly and visually stunning attractions.
3. Mythology-inspired Art - Inspiration from ancient mythology can provide a unique angle for artists to create thought-provoking and symbolic art pieces with significant cultural significance.
Industry Implications
1. Tourism - Developing underwater sculpture gardens can be a unique and eco-friendly attraction for coastal tourism destinations.
2. Art - Incorporating sustainable materials and cultural symbolism can lead to more visually striking and purposeful art installations.
3. Environmental Conservation - Creating underwater sculptures that also promote the growth of coral and marine wildlife can be a way to support environmental conservation efforts.
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