Art is important! These sculptures are really beautiful and they make a statement. Just as Jason deCaires Taylor’s artwork inspires us to look at the ocean differently, art has the power to change our minds or encourage us to think in a new way.
Art has many functions, too. Part of the beauty of these underwater installations is their job as artificial reefs, giving marine animals a place to live. Also, these sculptures draw tourists away from the more fragile natural reefs, giving the marine plants and animals a chance to rebound.