Grenada’s Underwater Sculptures have been restored – •
Right here’s an article by Kelly Babo (France Information) on the well-known statues of the Grenada Underwater Park, created by the British-Guyanese sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.
The Grenada vacationer workplace introduced on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, that the renovation of the sculptures within the island’s underwater park is now full. The positioning is among the 25 wonders of the world based on Nationwide Geographic. The statues bathe within the waters of Grenada between 3 and seven meters deep. Males, ladies, kids, objects representing the lifetime of yesterday and as we speak in addition to the historical past of the island.
A complete of 82 sculptures are a part of this park with an space of round 1,000 sq. meters.
The “Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park” is situated off the west coast of the marine protected space of Molinière Beauséjour. It was one of many first underwater sculpture parks on the earth, and was inaugurated in 2006.
Over time, these sculptures that got here straight out of the creativeness of British Guyanese sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor, have been coated by coral and algae. They had been additionally broken by the currents, making their faces and different particulars barely recognizable. Subsequently the island authorities determined to hold out a significant restoration operation. It ended on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Repairs, cleansing, elimination, and even shifting of some statues had been a part of the huge challenge.
Distinctive and well-known statues
One of the vital common sculptures is known as “Vicissitudes,” thought-about an implicit homage to the slaves who died in these waters through the slave commerce. [See photo above.] It consists of 26 statues of younger women and men holding palms in a circle. The statues weigh 15 tons in whole and are submerged 4 meters deep.
Amongst these well-known works there’s additionally the “Misplaced Correspondent”—a person engaged on a typewriter, sitting at his desk, surrounded by historic newspaper clippings.
“Tam CC Undertaking”, is a collection of 18 faces submerged 2 meters underneath water.
Since its opening, the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park has been an actual vacationer attraction and attracts many guests from all around the world yearly.
Translated by Ivette Romero. For the total article (in French), see https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/martinique/les-scupltures-sous-marines-de-grenade-ont-ete-restaurees-1152094.html