Watch: Europe's first underwater contemporary art museum features 300 life-size human figures
- The Museo Atlantico is Europe's first underwater art museum.
- It features over 300 life-size works that have been installed 14 metres deep.
- The sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist, Jason deCaires Taylor are designed to encourage environment awareness and social change.
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor is making art with a message.
In 2006, he created the world's first underwater sculpture park in Grenada.
In 2016, he sank his 54,430 kilogramme "Ocean Atlas" sculpture in Mexico.
His latest project is Museo Atlantico, Europe's first underwater contemporary art museum.
The museum, off the coast of Lanzarotte, Spain, was constructed over a period of two years.
It features a series of 12 installations, submerged at a depth of 14 metres.
Some 300 sculptures are based on local residents of the Lanzarote region.
The specially formulated pH neutral concrete promotes marine life and coral growth.
Visitors can see stringrays, octopuses, and barracuda swimming amongst the statues.
The sculptures offer a chance to view coral without harming the ocean's natural coral reefs. The collection is also designed to encourage environmental awareness and social change.
One installation getting a lot of attention is titled "Crossing the Rubicon".
It features 35 figures walking towards a small entrance way in a four metre high wall.
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