New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

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Musan, Jason de Caires Taylor's sculpture gallery exploring our relationship with nature, has opened in Ayia Napa.

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New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

1. The installation depicts figures scattered among trees and explores the relationship between man and nature.

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

2. The 93 artworks, especially those representing trees, are designed to attract the attention of marine life and will develop organically. Some tree forms float just below the surface, creating a suitable substrate for marine life at all levels.

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

3. Jason deCaires Taylor's work is part of the eco-art movement, in which artwork interacts with its environment in unpredictable ways. Eventually, the work of nature will supplant the work of the artist—and provide food and shelter for many creatures.

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

4. Marine life in the Mediterranean has been seriously depleted over the past 20 years, and work is being done to highlight the need to restore our oceans. Children are shown playing in the woods, aiming cameras at humanity in the hope of a future where the magic of nature will return.

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

5. The museum is located in a marine protected area about 200 meters from Pernera Beach and at a depth of eight to 10 meters, so it is accessible to snorkelers, scuba divers, and free divers.

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

6. The installation was conceived to resemble a path through a dense underwater forest.

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

7. The forest is made of inert materials with a neutral pH and is designed to reproduce the terrestrial forest, becoming a center for biodiversity conservation.

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

8. Hybrid trees weighing 13 tons were lowered into the sea.

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

9. DeKer Taylor's work explores human impact on the natural world, biodiversity loss and climate change.

New Cypriot Underwater Sculpture Park in pictures

10. One of the most striking figures from the installation.

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