Photograph courtesy Jason deCaires Taylor
Pictured in late 2010, “Sarah,” modeled after a U.K. linguistics professor, is the only “Silent Evolution” statue with a false lung, according to Taylor.
Divers can either fill the lung by blowing bubbles into a hole on her back or using air from their tanks. The air then slowly escapes though the opening in her mouth.”
The cement figures will change in appearance over time as coral and other marine life takes over—all part of Taylor’s vision.
“The manifestation of living organisms cohabiting and ingrained in our being is intended to remind us of our close dependency on nature and the respect we should afford it, according to a museum statement.