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Grenada makes over watery sculptures

Regional 23 Nov, 2021 Follow News

Grenada’s underwater sculptures attract visitors

The Grenada Tourism Authority has completed the renovation project on the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, located off the west coast in the Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area.

Opened in 2006, the park was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, and is accessible to snorkelers and divers. It is one of the destination’s most popular attractions. The installation includes 82 life-size sculptures that reflect Grenada’s culture and are fashioned from a variety of media but predominantly from simple substrates, including concrete. They create an ideal substrate, relatively fixed and permanent, on which marine life may develop.

One of the park’s most famous sculptures is the ‘Vicissitudes’, a circle of 28 figures cast from local Grenadian children linked by holding hands. Other notable pieces include the ‘Lost Correspondent’, a man working at a typewriter on desk covered with historical newspaper cuttings and ‘Sienna’, an elegant sculpture that depicts the graceful figure of a young skin diver from a much-loved local story.

The sculpture park has been affected by natural environmental forces. To preserve its integrity, restoration efforts through repairing and cleaning specific structures to removing and relocating others.

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