An 18-Foot, 60-Ton Girl Holds Up The Ocean In The World's Largest Ever Underwater Sculpture
This piece by Jason deCaires Taylor shows that girls can even be badass underwater.
Earlier this month, artist Jason deCaires Taylor installed this stunning 18-feet-tall, 60-ton underwater sculpture of Bahamian girl carrying the weight of the ocean in Nassau, Bahamas.
The piece is called "Ocean Atlas" and is reportedly the largest ever underwater sculpture. The title is a reference to the ancient Greek myth of Atlas, a Titan who held up the celestial spheres and personified endurance.
Taylor is known for his stunning underwater cement sculptures. According to Taylor, his sculptures are created from "sustainable pH-neutral material that encourages the growth of coral and other marine wildlife", which means it will transform into a coral reef.
This particular piece was commissioned by the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation to honour its founder, Sir Nicholas Nuttal.