Underwater museum spotlights Syrian refugee crisis
British artist Jason deCaires Taylor created the sculpture museum at the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of Lanzarote
A British sculptor has opened an underwater museum in a bid to showcase the plight of Syrian refugees risking their lives by takes perilous journey’s on dangerous waters to reach Europe.
British artist Jason deCaires Taylor created the sculpture museum at the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of Lanzarote, one of Spain's Canary Islands.
The statues are laid down at a depth of nearly 15 meteres under the surface of the sea and are set to open to diver-visitors on Feb. 25.
The sculptor depicting the refugees is titled, “Taylor’s Raft of Lampedusa,” and will be joined by other statues: a faceless couple taking a selfie, people glued to their phones, others wielding an iPad or pointing cameras, according to The Guardian.
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