Grenada: The Grenada Tourism Authority has unveiled the 31 new sculptures to be added to the underwater sculpture park – a thriving underwater oasis that has become a symbol of art, conservation and cultural pride in the country.
The Coral Carnival, comprising 25 sculptures made from marine-grade cement and sustainable materials, dives deep into Grenadian carnival culture.
It beautifully portrays the Jab Jab, Vieux Corps, Shortknee, Wild Indian, and Pretty Mas traditions, bringing our heritage beneath the waves. Returning to where it all began, trailblazing sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor brings this carnival celebration to life.
He also added two replacement masterpieces to the exhibit – the Lost Correspondent and Un-Still Life. These sculptures not only captivate the eyes but also remind us of the vital connection between art and nature.
Grenada Tourism Authority took to Facebook and shared glimpses of the sculptures. It said that they that are thrilled to also unveil four sculptures, meticulously crafted by the talented local artist Troy Lewis, using materials sourced right here in Grenada.
These sculptures pay perfect tribute to the heritage and culture, with the Leatherback Turtle, Mama Glo, La Diablesse, and Bele Dancer taking center stage. It will enhance the cultural
Inspiration for the Coral Carnival, Bele Dancer and La Diablesse came from the winning designs of a local design competition run by the GTA and the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Management Inc in 2018.
It is a testament to the creativity and artistry flourishing in the community. Grenada Tourism Authority is looking forward to October when these 31 sculptures will join the mesmerising underwater gallery, further enriching the marine ecosystem and solidifying Grenada’s position as a global leader in ocean conservation.
Attendees of the opening ceremony had the opportunity to get up close and appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship of the sculptors before their work was installed in the park.
The existed Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean sea off the west coast of Grenada and was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor
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