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Old 06-20-2007, 09:37 AM
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Underwater Sculpture Gallery

This is in Grenada, W Indies. I find the video interesting, but a bit wierd, a bit eerie.

Video - The Underwater Sculpture Gallery

The Underwater Sculpture Gallery in Grenada, West Indies, form a stretch of artificial reef to help re-juvenate an area of coral decimated by recent tropical storms. This provides a captivating and fascinating dive site for scuba divers and snorkellers.

Here is the homepage of the artist Jason Taylor. And below is an online news story.

The sculpture park under the sea

20/6/2007, They look a little like relics from an ancient civilisation, lost beneath the waves thousands of years ago. But the eerie underwater sculptures off the Caribbean island of Grenada are in fact the work of Jason Taylor, a British artist.

The works were made using wire, steel and concrete before being anchored to the seabed. "The sculptures will be an ever changing exhibition as nature colonises the surface, and the sea and tidal movement shapes the texture," said Taylor, 33.

"In the longer term, the sculpture park aims to encourage local artists and to provide a canvas for them to express themselves and to commemorate Grenadian history and folklore.".....
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:33 PM
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Re: Underwater Sculpture Gallery

Wow, that IS eerie.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:09 PM
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Re: Underwater Sculpture Gallery

I skipped the video because of my relatively slow computer. The newspaper article didn't include any pictures, but the artist's homepage did give me two images - one of a circle of boys and girls underwater, and one of a diver headed for the circle. An interesting concept. Diving parks are getting quite popular in sympatico areas, so we may see more of this.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:08 PM
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Re: Underwater Sculpture Gallery

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I skipped the video because of my relatively slow computer. .
My internet connection is also not fast enough for some of these videos. Then I discovered the trick.

I just let the video run in start and stop jerks while I surf or do other things. When the video stopped, I do not exit. This is important. Instead I click to do a re-run of the video. This time it runs smoothly as it has already been loaded.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:37 PM
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Re: Underwater Sculpture Gallery

Hi all,
truly exellent. Being underwater gives it an even more dramatic touch.

Thanks for posting
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