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.