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An illustrated project by architect and artist Yunil Nam in pencil, collage and photomontage – a combined ‘funerary venue’ and coral cultivation facility in the Indian ocean inspired by (a) a tradition of Indian Zoroastrianism and (b) Jules Verne’s ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea’. To wit:

Indian zoroastrianism… involves the depiction of an historical and religious funerary place called ‘tower of silence.’ this tower is told to have the purpose of revitalizing endangered vultures which prey upon the dead bodies of humans….the architect proposes a process of decay and regeneration in the form of visionary burials called ‘tectonic vultures.’ this system consists of such new techniques in body decomposition as freeze-drying and liquefaction, transforming the human body into nutrients in the forms of powder and liquid. coral, the urban infrastructure of marine life, is then fed by those processes and subsequently reverted back into its natural condition.

Take from that what you will.

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An aquatic sculpture by artist Jason deCaires Taylor semi submerged in a paradisal coral lagoon in the Maldives (yes, another one).

Guests wade across 150m of shallow water from the nearby resort island of Sirru Fen Fushi to the 6m tall stainless steel cube whose figurative human, plant and coral shapes can be explored above and below the water.

And then everyone goes back to the resort and has a good long think about what just happened.

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Maureen Williams writes:

I used to live in Ireland and miss it tons. I work on coral reefs now and maybe I’ve been doing too much image processing but this rock (~30m deep in the Gulf of Mexico) kind of looked like Ireland to me. Sorry for the low quality!

The Unspecified Thing That Looks Like Ireland: broadsheet@broadsheet.ie