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oystermen by marco casagrande soar above a beach in taiwan
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aug 28, 2013
oystermen by marco casagrande soar above a beach in taiwan


oystermen by marco casagrande soar above a beach in taiwan
images courtesy of marco casagrande

 

 

 

finnish architect marco casagrande is the creator of ‘oystermen’, an environmental artwork of four freestanding sculptures emerging from a the sea at a tidal beach in kinmen, taiwan. the figures tower over the water, soaring 6 meters from the surface of the earth during low tide. when the tide shifts, and the ocean deepens around the men, they materialize half-covered by the waves. the structures are made from sand blasted stainless steel and wear luminescent caps that are powered by solar light, illuminating the seascape at night. over a period of time, the legs of the massive art pieces will become the habitat for the work’s namesake: they will be completely covered in oysters. 


the structures at sea during high tide conceals their lower halves beneath the water 


the oystermen at low tide tower 6 meters above the surface of the sea


the four sculptures are illuminated at night by their solar powered caps


emerged in the water at a tidal beach in kinmen, taiwan

 


drawings by the artist illustrate his vision for the oystermen design

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