The traditional attitude, common to all the experts in restoring works of art, is to search for and retrieve archaeological remains from the place where they are located, to bring them back to their former glory. The examples are many and all about works “saved” from the imperfections they have due to the effects of time and erosion on them. But there is someone who bases his art right on the degradation of these works in contact with nature. It is the case of Jason Taylor and his underwater sculptures.
“[…] These ambitious, permanent public works have a practical, functional aspect, facilitating positive interactions between people and fragile underwater habitats while at the same relieving pressure on natural resources. Taylor’s art is like no other, a paradox of creation, constructed to be assimilated by the ocean and transformed from inert objects into living breathing coral reefs, portraying human intervention as both positive and life-encouraging.”