I saw this image over at Midge’s Mind, part of a series of eerie underwater sculptures by Jason de Caires Taylor. I find it haunting and beautiful.

underwater sculpture

It reminded me of this sculpture called Welcome by Raphael Zollinger, presently on the campus of the Pratt Institute here in Brooklyn.

It really creeps me out that people walk by unconcerned. In the same way that it bothers me to think of a circle of figures waiting forever expectant, unseen on the ocean bed.

6 Responses to “figures”

  1. jude Says:

    you are one of my favorite reads. and i think you live very close by. Brooklyn perhaps?

  2. Barb Says:

    Are these meant to be prisoners? Welcome to?? It is fascinating and disturbing…but why? Any ideas?

  3. Katy Says:

    Ugh, god. Difficult to look at on a screen, in another state, listening to happy salsa music. Hard to imagine walking (or living!) near it.

  4. helle Says:

    Sculpture in the ocean. Incredible idea. Seated figures. Slightly disturbing.
    Best to you Estyn.

  5. Steven Says:

    Very mysteriouse statue’s under water.
    I wouldnt believe that the statue’s in the ocean would be of prisoners,
    although rituals flow into my mind 😛 .
    They seem to be of 26 male and females, of young age.
    The way they hold hands and face outward, seems to me that they are trying to protect something? Maybe its a sanctuary? Guarding of a burrial?
    I love it, yea very haunting and beautiful ^^
    I wonder if there’s more to it then what meets the eye.

  6. shine Says:

    amazing the underwater sculptures i loved it.

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