"I want my art to make a difference in the world!"
"I want my art to change lives!"
We've all made these statements, even if it was exclusively in our heads... but how many times have we been crushed by the follow up question: "How?"
Unfortunately, I don't have an answer to that... finding the answer to "how" is a personal journey every artist must take. But for everyone's inspiration, here's an artist who decided to "make his mark on the world" in a very literal (and eco friendly) way.
Meet Jason de Caires Taylor. He's an artist who builds life size sculptures, dumps them into the sea, and encourages coral forests to germinate on the figures, and create new habitats for underwater life.
He recently installed a piece containing 400 figures off the coast of Cancun/ Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The piece is called The Silent Evolution:
Anyway, be inspired! Change the world! Make it a better place!
... But don't be afraid to use unconventional methods
PS: A link to Jason de Caires Taylor's website here.