National Geographic : 2012 Jan
VISIONS | PHOTO JOURNAL Jason deCaires Taylor I sank this sculpture---complete with holes in the TV set for fish---off the Cancún coast and titled it "Inertia." Why? Because the unsustainability of our lifestyles is scientifically proven, yet we remain oblivious. This statue sits 16 feet deep in waters off Grenada's Molinière Point. Sponges colonized the side that faces a steady nutrient flow from the open ocean. This is one of the few shots for which I used lighting. Not seen for years in Cancún waters, a gray angelfish swims past one of the 400 figures in my 4,520-square- foot installation called "The Silent Evolution." I hope to add 200 sculptures to the site this year.