Cancun Underwater Museum or MUSA is an unusual exhibition of sculptures made by Jason DeCaires Taylor placed in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc in Mexico. The amazing project that took shape in 2009 because of the artist Jason deCaires Taylor, in collaboration with The National Marine Park and The Cancun Nautical Association, consists of over 403 permanent life-size sculptures and it is considered the most innovative underwater art project.
All the sculptures in Cancun Underwater Museum are made from specialized materials, with pH-neutral concrete, planned to become artificial reefs and to promote coral life.
You probably wonder who all these characters are. The surprise is that Taylor’s inspiration of Cancun Underwater Museum is based on members of the local community. The project consists of four installations: the Silent Evolution (sculptures represented in the picture below), the Gardener of Hope, the Dream Collector and the Burning Man. The main purpose of the museum is to demonstrate the symbolic interaction between nature and environmental science, a relation that forms a complex structure for marine life.
More information about MUSA here.
*The Burning Man
*The Dream Collector
*The Gardener of Hope