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Carriacou gains latest Jason DeCaires Taylor underwater sculptures


Jason DeCaires Taylor

The Caribbean island of Carriacou is the location of the latest underwater sculpture installation by acclaimed artist Jason DeCaires Taylor.

A World Adrift consists of 30 sculptures constructed by marine stainless steel and pH neutral green cement, and aims to highlight what DeCaires Taylor describes as the ‘looming crisis' of climate change on Carriacou, and its sister island Petite Martinique.

He explained: “Rising sea levels, warming oceans, coastal erosion and the spectre of increasingly ferocious weather events, such as hurricanes, cast a shadow over the future of these beautiful delicate ecosystems.”

Jason DeCaires Taylor
Jason DeCaires Taylor's A World Adrift will be positioned in just 3m-5m of water

A World Adrift pays homage to Carriacou's rich history of boat building, with each piece in the installation resembling a paper origami boat helmed by a local school child – DeCaires Taylor said this ‘depicts the fragility of the surrounding ecosystem and a representation who will be affected the most'.

The sculptures will be stationed in the seabed in just 3m-5m, meaning they will be accessible to snorkellers as well as scuba divers.

Photo credit: Jason DeCaires Taylor

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