Lak'ech Ala K'in "I am you, and you are me." Maya Greeting
Mexico's Caribbean Sea - Monumental underwater sculptural museum in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc has more than 400 life-size casts submerged.
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor
The Underwater Museum is in Mexico’s National Marine Park of Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc. Artist Jason deCaires Taylor covered this seabed with hundreds of life-size statues, art that Taylor and his partners from the National Marine Park and the Cancun Nautical Association hope will eventually form a reef structure for marine life to colonize.
Taylor made each piece from cement, sand, micro silica and fiber glass—a combo said to promote coral life—and placed the installation over 1,600 square feet (about 150 square meters).