Submerged sculptures exist in many oceans and seas all over the world. Although almost all of the sculptures here on this list are certainly breathtaking, they are not ones you can see at your local museum. Instead, you must head beneath the waves. These sculptures are meant to be a part of (and in many cases even interact with) their natural surroundings. Here, we will tell you about just a few of our favorite underwater sculptures around the world.
This underwater statue features a large, silvery upright piano under the ocean depths. Music, although out of place underwater, somehow is right at home beneath the depths in with this piece. Believe it or not, this work was actually commissioned by the well-known illusionist David Copperfield.
This is, again, work from Jason DeClaire Taylor. In this piece, we find a meticulously sculpted jug, as well as a bowl of fruit, placed on a submerged table. Instead of being your regular still life, however, you will find that this sculpture is actually constantly moving due to the fish and various underwater life that call it home.
The Ocean Atlas
This 60-ton statue depict a Bahamian Girl. She sits, crouched, seemingly holding the whole ocean on her shoulders. The artist hopes that after natural disasters, the Ocean Atlas will help to renew oceanic life in the area.
Ripped from the pages of writer Jacob Ross, Sienna is a depiction of a character from one of his short stories. Sienna is a diver who loves to be surrounded by nature more than anything. In this hollow, almost skeletal sculpture, Sienna is finally home for good.
Originally a 15-ton statue, this work has been destroyed by natural events. However, the ruins still live in harmony with the surrounding environment.
The Silent Evolution
Composed of over 400 different full-sized human figures, this work has to be seen to be believed! Each one is unique and different. In many ways, the figures mirror our daily struggle with the minutia of life.
Is Vicissitudes a tribute to those who died as part of the African slave trade to the Americas? Not according to the artist himself, Briton Jason DeClaire Taylor. Instead, this group of shackled children standing in a circle is meant to portray just how flexible and adaptable children can be to new surroundings.