These Statues Stand Alone Under The Waves Of The Sea

Artists around the world have had the same curious vision; creating beautiful sculptures and then dropping them into the ocean to sit alone below the waves of the sea.  There they wait quietly, visited by the fish and the occasional explorer.

Christ of the Abyss, a statue of Jesus submerged beneath the Mediterranean.

 It was placed in the water on August 22nd, 1954, near the spot where Dario Gonzatti, the first Italian to use SCUBA gear, died in 1947.  It depicts Christ offering the benediction of peace.

Molinere Bay, Grenada contains an underwater sculpture park.

This particular piece is called Vicissitudes and symbolizes the concept of life’s ongoing cycle.  

The Lost Correspondent.  The surface of the desk is covered with articles dating back to the 1970’s.molinere

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“The Silent Evolution” by sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor, placed in the Gulf of Mexico.   It is comprised of 400 individual statues cast from local Mexican people.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Archive of Lost Dreams below Mexico national marine park.

“Hombre en Llamas” (Man on Fire) below Cancun, Mexico.

 

The gates to Neptune Memorial Reef, an underwater mausoleum off the coast of Florida.

It was designed for a type of burial at sea.

The first phase is estimated to be able to accommodate 850 remains, with an eventual goal of more than 125,000 remains.

Source: Viralnova, Wikipedia