Whimsical, political, historical – humans have left a legacy beneath the sea that will survive long after we are gone...
Much of the oceans’ magnetic mystery comes from the fact that the waters of our planet can, and do, swallow parts of our human world.
And when they do, they leave little or no trace of their quarry above the waves. There is still so much we don’t know about what lies on the seabed, and the possibilities are endless.
But, as we explore ever more of the depths, we find ever more fragments of these “lost worlds”. These preserved pieces of history not only help us understand the past a little better, but more importantly they connect us with the awesome size and power of the ocean, and remind us of our fleeting experience of existence in the vastness of time and space.
Some artists, possibly compelled by this “existential stimulation”, are even creating works of art to be installed underwater, a lasting testament to humankind’s relationship with the sea.