In some situations an issue arises regarding the ‘propriety’ of mermaid statues as public art – whether they are family friendly or ‘decent’.
Since mermaids don’t wear clothes, excepting of course Disney mermaids, sculptors of fine art mermaid statues and sculptures almost always model them without clothes.
Occasionally there are concerns about this when a new statue is proposed.
Such statues are however very well received by the vast majority of people, children and adults alike. Most people see beauty, aesthetics, grace, elegance and fairy tale magic when they see a mermaid statue.
Here are a few examples of mermaid statues as public art which are respected, admired and appreciated by the communities in which they are located, and which help bring culture, business and visitors to their cities:
There are of course many other examples – there are over 180 public art mermaid statues across the world, most of which are listed here.