Monday, January 16, 2012

Mag100, 1/16/12 At the Empress Resort

                                                                                        sculpture: Jason deCaires Taylor
It was a very beautiful and safe way to teach families to snorkel. Selma Trask had
collected several of her sculpture scenes; and arranged them inside a lovely  round pool.
It was close enough to the tidal basin that fresh water spilled in, twice on a daily basis;
Keeping everything bright. She installed selective lights so evening lessons were possible-
or those who just wanted to enjoy her art work under a full moon - could enjoy a
special occasion.If a few beautiful fish arrived they were allowed to stay for
twenty four hours and then returned carefully, to their natural rightful home.

14 comments:

Suz said...

what a delightful picture you have given here
your imagination is wonderful
..and the detail of returning the fish...loved it

Laurie Kolp said...

I love snorkeling! What a creative take on the prompt!

Trellissimo said...

Good thinking! lol

razzamadazzle said...

Great creative take on the prompt. Love the detail of returning the fish to their home.

Claudia said...

oh nice..i would take a snorkeling lesson there any time...smiles...art and nature combined...great

Brian Miller said...

that would truly be a very cool sight to see....

Tess Kincaid said...

Very nice...I want to go!

Sue said...

I wish there were actually such a place to visit. My husband and I would be there in a second.

=)

Margaret said...

A 24 hour "vacation" for the fish. This would be something.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Snorkeling among the statues might be fun. I always wanted to try snorkeling. But if I bumped into her I'd probably die of fright!

Isabel Doyle said...

What a luscious place you have conjured up!

Mama Zen said...

Cool! I never would have thought of that!

Carrie Burtt said...

What a wonderful resort....love this! :-)

Titus said...

Delightfully real, and yet otherworldly!