This is a huge cement sculpture named ‘Ocean Atlas’ and is the latest work of Jason deCaires Taylor a popular sculptor and photographer (underwater). The curving was fixed on New Providence’s coastline in the Bahamas at the beginning of this month.
‘Ocean Atlas’ describes Atlas, the old Greek titan. He is substituted by a young lady who bears the ocean’s weight on her shoulders. This underwater curving is the hugest ever established. It is 5 m in length and weighs 60 tonnes and more.
The curving was created from concrete by utilizing pH neutral materials that can be maintained to allow development of artificial reef and marine life. It was arranged in sections underwater.
B.R.E.E.F (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation) commissioned this work as a section of an underwater garden for carvings in respect of its creator, Sir Nicholas Nuttal. It brings focus to the many dangers experienced by the coral reefs in our oceans, mainly linked to destroying human actions.
Underwater sculptors were launched by Jason deCaires Taylor. He started and formed the first carvings park in the world off Grenada’s coast in 2006, in the West Indies. It is among the leading 25 Wonders of the World according to National Geographic.