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MUSA: A Monumental Underwater Museum

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Underwater Sculpture Cancun and Isla Mujeres Underwater Art Museum is an ambitious project by artist Jason deCaires Taylor who has lowered some 400 permanent life-size sculptures into the water surrounding Cancun to create the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial attractions in the world.

The Museum aiming to demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science forms a complex reef structure for marine life to colonise and inhabit. Each of the sculptures is made from specialized materials used to promote coral life, with the total installations occupying an area of over 420sq metres of barren sea bed and weighing over 180 tons. The Cancun Marine Park is one of the most visited stretches of water in the world with over 750,000 visitors each year, placing immense pressure on its resources. The location of the sculptures will promote the recovery of the natural reefs, relieving pressure on them by drawing visitors away.

Many more images available on his web site. (thnx, sara!)

 

 



Art

Modern Art Poster by Craig Damrauer

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

This made me laugh out loud this morning. Great new print over at 20×200.

 

 



Art Illustration

Collaborative Father-Son Lunchbox Illustrations

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Every day since kindergarten Rob Kimmel has sent his son to school with a post-it note and pen inside his lunchbox. On the colored paper is a half-completed illustration and half-completed story that his son then finishes. Holy cow, brilliant. Also really like “My favorite constellation is the Nerd“. I had a friend in grade school whose dad drew intricate pencil illustrations of space ships and scenes on his hard-boiled eggs and I always thought it was the coolest thing. My dad sent me to school with a thermos accidentally filled with red wine, but that’s a story for another day. See also: Axe Cop. (via quips)

 

 



Art

Christian Faur's Crayons

November 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

New work from artist Christian Faur who turns thousands of hand-cast crayons into pixels. See lots more over on Flavorwire. (via bb)

 

 



Art

Pictory Photo Series: Everything's Bigger in Texas

November 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Prada Marfa, an art installation just outside Marfa, Texas. From Pictory’s latest series, Everthing’s Bigger in Texas, a place I called home for 20 years.

 

 



Art

Rahm Dog Kosher Style by CRO

November 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Chicago artist Ray Noland aka CRO is rolling out new work as part of a series called Pork & Politics Stuff It! Chicago Style. The above aerosol stencil on canvas of mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is available now in an edition of three.