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The largest sculpture you’ve ever seen underwater carries a heavy responsibility on her shoulders

Meet Ocean Atlas, the name of this sculpture of a Bahamian girl, who’s 18 feet tall and weighs a hefty 60 tons. Reportedly the largest underwater sculpture she carries the entire weight of the ocean on her small shoulders, not unlike Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held up the celestial spheres.

Sculpted by Jason deClaires Taylor and installed this month on the western coastline of New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas, the cement figure is made of sustainable pH-neutral material that promotes coral growth and marine wildlife, which will then develop into an artificial reef that would hopefully attract divers away from the other diving hotspots that have been environmentally degraded due to their constant dives.

Via This Is Colossal

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