Bask Nest has been created to assist coral rejuvenation and remind visitors of the many fragile treasures beneath the sea. As well as being an ecological instillation, the 48-life size human figures symbolise the intersection between mankind and nature. The statues hope to continue to support local employment by attracting more visitors to Gili Meno and the Gili Island chain.
Jason DeCaires Taylor is a sculptor, environmentalist and professional underwater photographer. Jason creates breath-taking artwork in pristine locations worldwide and is continually recognised for his authentic and original work. The foundation of Jason’s work stems from a desire to create art that forms vibrant and thriving ecosystems underwater. Jason was the creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park in 2006. Jason’s work aligns directly with many of Bask’s characteristics, as it seeks to produce art that initiates social change and sparks environmental awareness and an appreciation for its beautiful surroundings.
Not only an authentic and striking piece of art, Bask Nest is already providing a natural home for soft corals and sponges. The life-sized sculpture figures are created from pH neutral, environmental grade concrete. They encourage vibrant ecosystems to take hold and spark coral rejuvenation. Eventually the artwork will pave the way for delicate hard corals and a fully established reef will form for marine life to enjoy.
Gili Meno, the smallest of the three Gilis and is actually quieter than the other two gilis (Trawangan and Air) which makes it a great escape for honeymooners or someone who wants to get away from it all.
Special features of the island are the salt lake and spectacular dive sites such as, Meno Wall, Sea Turtle Point, and Blue Coral Point.12