Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Web art of the day

Jason de Caires Taylor’s sculptures are often sited underwater, where they "become artificial reefs, attracting marine life, while offering the viewer privileged temporal encounters, as . . . the works change from moment to moment." Rather than operating within art's traditional denial of the passage of time, Taylor's works are intended to incorporate into their meaning their change and decay. Above is part of the "TamCC Project" off Grenada. Below, film of an underwater approach to his works, including the large piece "Vicissitudes." More underwater art from Mr. Taylor is here. Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan.

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