Text via Daily Art Fixx
“Jason deCaires Taylor was born in 1974 to an English father and Guyanese mother, spending the earlier part of his life growing up in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Educated in South East England, he graduated in 1998 from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, with a B.A.Honours in Sculpture and Ceramics. He is also a fully qualified diving instructor, underwater naturalist and award winning underwater photographer, with over 14 years of diving experience in various countries.
In May 2006 he gained international recognition for creating the world’s first underwater sculpture park in Grenada, West Indies. His underwater sculptures, designed to create artificial reefs for marine life to colonise and inhabit, embrace the transformations wrought by ecological processes. The works engage with a vision of the possibilities of a sustainable future, portraying human intervention as positive and affirmative. Drawing on the tradition of figurative imagery, the aim of Jason de Caires Taylor’s work is to address a wide-ranging audience crucial for highlighting environmental issues beyond the confines of the art world. However, fundamental to understanding his work is that it embodies the hope and optimism of a regenerative, transformative Nature.
The sculptures are sited in clear shallow waters to afford easy access by divers, snorkellers and those in glass-bottomed boats. Viewers are invited to discover the beauty of our underwater planet and to appreciate the processes of reef evolution.
Jason is currently resident in Mexico as Artistic Director of the new Cancun Underwater Museum.” (bio from artist website)
To see more of de Caires Taylor’s work, visit UnderwaterSculpture.com.
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Hey, punks! You like the band Filth?!
Filth’s bassist Mike Montano has stage IV prostate cancer. He’s having an incredibly hard time covering past medical expenses in addition to his struggles in affording his current medications.
The only thing that helps him get out of bed in the morning is a somewhat expensive cannabis oil.
He recently became unresponsive to radiation and chemo, so his doctors opted to stop making him sicker by withdrawing both treatments.
He’s a hell of a trooper, but has a hard time keeping food down or walking without his natural “painkillers”. I don’t know what his prognosis is, but I personally know it’s not awesome once they decide you’re too weak for chemo.
I know that a lot of people in need turn to Tumblr for donations, but just think back to the first time you heard one of his albums.
Mike is in pain.
Thanks for your time.