Wednesday 1 April, 2020

British sculptor receives national award from Grenada

Internationally acclaimed sculptor and environmentalist Jason deCaires Taylor has received the National Award, the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation, from the government of Grenada.   

The award was bestowed to him recently as the country marked 46 years of Independence.  

According to Wikipedia, Taylor is the creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park, the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park and underwater museum in Grenada.  

His collection of submerged sculptures there includes Lost Correspondent, Grace Reef, The Un-still Life, The Fall from Grace, Tam CC Project and probably the most famous of them all--Vicissitudes.  

The British sculptor was unable to collect the award in person but in an Instagram post stated: “Hugely honoured to receive a national award from the Grenada government for services to arts and tourism.  

Grenada certainly is a very special place. Many thanks to Susan Mains for collecting the award on my behalf.”  

According to Pure Grenada the Underwater Sculpture Park is a popular snorkelling site.  

It notes the sculptures as artificial reefs have proven to be highly successful in attracting an array of marine life.  

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