Jason deCaires Taylor's newly unveiled underwater cement sculptures join over 500 other off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. The underwater cement sculptures, exhibited at MUSA, or the Museo Subacuatico de Arte, are all completely submerged and are done by enlisting the help of coral, which "applies the paint," and fish, which "supply the atmosphere."
One of Taylor's works is The Speaker, which features a man covered in over 200 fragments of Acropora Prolifera, standing upright with his arms by his sides in front of a lecture podium. In another, the Vein Man is created from a highly developed grade of marine stainless steel, and is punctured by various shapes that act as a calcerious structure for Fire Coral to encrust themselves on. The internal void, intended to house the Millepora, which translates to a thousand pores, signifies the thousand of holes that pierce a human's skin and the transportation networks of the human body.
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