So called Museo Atlantiko is first and only one underwater sculpture museum in Europe, settled under the Atlantic Ocean in Spain, Lanzarote. It was opened for visitors on 2nd March 2016 and they can dive to explore the sculptures or from glass bottomed boats. Creator of this diving art expedition is British eco-artist Jason deCaires Taylor, who previously opened two similar underwater museums in Mexico and in the Caribbean. The Museum of the Atlantic is home for more than 300 human form sculptures, which were settled there in several phases. The biggest sculpture is the 100-tone wall that presents a gateway that 35 figures are walking blindly toward. That work is called Crossing The Robicon and the author aims to remind that world’s oceans are changing and we need to do something about it. Each of those sculpture groupings have deep meaning through which the artist wants to send a serious message to the visitors.
The Museum of the Atlantic takes place about 50m squares of sand and the sculptures are built with pH- neutral materials because the artist aims all that project to be environmentally harmless. Interesting fact is that the designer used Lanzarotes residents like models for sculptures. Also he made several hybrid sculptures, like half human-half cactus, showing the harmony that people and nature are living in together.
1. Lanzarote Unrderwater Museum
2. The Biggest Piece “Crossing The Robicon”
3. A Closeup Of Robicon
4. Interesting Work Called “Portal”
5. The Immortal Pyre
6. The Raft Of Lampedusa
7. A Children’s Playground Being Enjoyed By Men In Suits
8. Half Human-Half Cactus
9. Young Couple Taking A Selfie
10. A Girl Is Swimming By One Of The Sculptures
11. Kid Is Sailing With A Boat
12. The Final Installation- The Human Gyre