Abandoned and Terrifying Underwater Museum in Cyprus

It is the first of its kind anywhere in the world that MUSAN is an underwater forest. Comprised of more than 93 different works of art, some of them take the shape of trees while others are more figurative in their presentation.

The artworks, in especially the ones that are representations of trees, are intended to attract marine life in great numbers, and as a result, they will develop in a natural way. These installations will be positioned at several depths, ranging from the sea floor to the surface of the water, and will be organized to simulate a pathway through a dense underwater forest.

Some of the tree shapes will be positioned such that they float just beneath the surface of the water. This will allow the overall structure to provide a complex environment for marine life on all levels.

Over the past two decades, there has been a drastic reduction in the amount of marine life found in the Mediterranean Sea. Inside the confines of a marine conservation zone lies a desolate stretch of beach that will one day serve as the location of a museum. A diverse array of maritime flora and wildlife will be drawn to the sculpture forest because it is created from materials that are inert and pH neutral. It will be located less than two hundred meters from the coast of Aiya Napa and will be reachable by swimmers, snorkelers, and divers.

Children can be seen having fun in the middle of the groomed trees. They serve as a constant reminder of the importance of the natural world as a place for us to investigate, uncover, and have our imaginations stoked. In the past half-century, children have been less likely to be allowed access to areas that formerly had wild animals.

The children of the forest play hide-and-seek in the woods while holding cameras in their hands. As they do so, they focus their lenses on the human species. They have high hopes for a future in which the natural world will once again have some of its mystique and magic. It is just as urgent that we re-establish our connection to the natural world as it is that we get our oceans back to their natural state.

Every piece that Taylor has created is an example of eco-art, which is a subgenre of contemporary art in which the work of art responds to its environment and develops in unanticipated ways.

There is no end result; rather, there is a constantly shifting seascape. At some point in the future, the work of nature will supersede the work of human artists. The sculpted trees and the children that play among them will be consumed and colonized by marine biomass. This will not only provide food and refuge for a variety of species, but it will also serve as an important reminder to us that we are natural beings.

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