«The Raft of Lampedusa is a harrowing depiction of the ongoing humanitarian crisis, referencing French Romantic painter Théodore Géricault’s work: The Raft of the Medusa. Drawing parallels between the abandonment suffered by sailors in his shipwreck scene and the current refugee crisis, the work is not intended as a tribute or memorial to the many lives lost but as a stark reminder of the collective responsibiliy of our now global community.»
Weight 9 tons, pH neutral marine cement.
Museo Atlántico, Lanzarote, Spain
The full size cement zodiac carries 13 passengers towards an unknown future
Taylor is currently based in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) working on a major new underwater museum for the Atlantic Ocean
We have previously featured the work of Jason deCaires Taylor in Nuba