Inspiring Vision: Underwater Sculpture Park
"I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden with you" – Ringo Starr
The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park is truly a fascinating creation. A first of its kind, the site is listed as one of National Geographic's 25 Man-Made Wonders of the World. It was designed and created by the sculptor, environmentalist, and professional underwater photographer Jason deCaires Taylor in 2006, and it still beckons countless visitors from across the globe. This underwater sculpture garden sits at a depth of between 16-26 feet underwater, and it includes 75 works covering an area of 8,600 square feet.
The area suffered storm damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and the placement of these cement structures provided a new base for marine life to proliferate. Coral polyps attach and grow right on the surface of the sculpture. When art and function come together to make a difference, it is truly remarkable. It is literally a win-win situation. How can you create a win-win situation by combining two different ideas with complementary goals?