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New site theme, new mermaid pages

Well, it has been a busy two weeks, getting the Mermaids Of Earth website fully re-engineered with a new look and theme, while still getting up some new mermaid sculpture pages.

Any and all feedback on the new look is appreciated.

Today a page was added for the sculpture of Miranda, The Dartmouth Mermaid.

Two days ago we added a page for the Mermaid Monument in Espirito Santo, Brazil.

Last week we added the mermaid sculpture in Cayucos, California.

And the prior week we added pages for mermaid sculptures in Baden (Austria), Salado (Texas), Navy HQ in Brazil, San Angelo (Texas), Ganges (British Columbia, Canada) and Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

So there is much to look at.

By |November 2nd, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaid mythology 101

I came across an interesting and thorough article on the mythology of mermaids today, going back to about 5000 BC.   A lot of fascinating details and leads to follow up …

By |October 27th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Many fantastic images added for the mermaid in Ventura, CA

With the gracious help of Samuel Povar and Sunny Oberto, more background story and many beautiful images have been added about the Russian mermaid at Soter Point in Ventura, CA.   This mermaid is rapidly becoming a famous tourist attraction.

By |October 19th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Additional images for Mermaid of the North in Scotland

Thanks to Lynda Durrand and Linda Vass for sending some excellent photos of the Mermaid of the North.

By |September 28th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Balintore (Scotland), Puerta Vallarta (Mexico) and Jeju (South Korea) Mermaids

3 more mermaid sculptures have pages now – The Mermaid of The North in Balintore, Scotland, Triton & Nereida in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico and the Mermaid near Dragon’s Head Rock on Jeju, South Korea.

Thank you so much to all those contributing with pictures, permissions to use their photos, and information on these sculptures.

By |September 21st, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Cyprus and Veracruz – sandstone and bronze

Two new mermaid pages went up today – one for a virtually unknown mermaid fountain on Cyprus, and the other for the well-known Sirena de Boca statue in Veracruz, Mexico.

By |September 19th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids in London and Warsaw

New pages are live for mermaid statues and sculptures in Trafalgar Square, London, in Warsaw’s Old Town Market Square and at the Vistula River in Warsaw.

There is a lot of history on all of these.

By |September 18th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids in Marmaris Turkey & Glendale California

A gorgeous mermaid in with a butterfly in Marmaris Turkey, and yet another replica of Copenhagen’s The Little Mermaid, this time in Glendale California.

By |September 16th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

17 Mermaid sculptures online now

It’s been a couple days since the last post and pages.   Surprisingly I found 2 more copies of  Edvard Eriksen’s sculpture of The Little Mermaid  – one on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, and one on the grave of famous Dane Victor Borge, in Greenwich Connecticut.

And I added another giant mermaid sculpture in India – the one on Kollam Beach.

Also a couple other mermaid statues were found, that have been added to the list of future mermaid pages.   It is pretty amazing how many places have mermaid statues.

By |September 14th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Earth Largest Mermaid Sculpture

A page was added for the Jalakanyaka at Shankumugham Beach in southern India, probably Earth’s largest mermaid.

By |September 11th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids in Mazatlan (Mexico) and Salt Lake City

New pages added for mermaid sculptures in Mazatlan and Salt Lake City.

By |September 8th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids in New Zealand, Romania and England

There are 3 new pages with mermaids live today.   One in Pietra Neamt, Romania, another at Wookey Hole in England, and lastly one in Napier, New Zealand.

By |September 5th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids in Ventura, Kimballton and Solvang added.

3 new mermaid sculpture pages were added today.   Ventura (CA), Kimballton (IO) and Solvang (CA)

By |September 3rd, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

The page for The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen has been launched.

By |September 3rd, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids in Drøbak

The page on the three mermaids in Drøbak, Norway is live.

By |September 2nd, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids sculpture at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The first page on a mermaid sculpture went live – the mermaids at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio.

By |September 1st, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids of Earth site is now live…

Welcome to Mermaids of Earth.

This site is about mermaids on planet Earth.

The first focus is to gather information on all mermaid sculptures in public places, including excellent photos, data on who created them, why they are where they are, when they were created, the stories or legends that inspired them, and of course exactly where they are located, so they can easily be visited.

Why?  Because mermaids are all around us.  Lots of them.   No, not live ones of course, but mermaids in stories, paintings, graphic arts, movies, sculptures and other artforms.

I became interested in mermaid art and particularly in mermaid sculpture, partly because I grew up in Denmark, home to Hans Christian Andersen, author of the fairy tale The Little Mermaid. As a dane, The Little Mermaid is pretty much part of one’s culture.

The statue in Copenhagen harbor of The Little Mermaid is world famous and an icon of Denmark.

But the subject of mermaids goes back a long time before Hans Christian Andersen, and far beyond the borders of Denmark.  Man and women have speculated about mermaids through the ages, and much art has been created showing what mermaids and their environment might look like.

This rich cultural heritage involving mermaids spans millennia and many corners of the Earth, from New Zealand and Australia, through Asia, Greece, much of Europe, India, Latin America and North America and more.

There are statues of mermaids all over the world.  Some are astoundingly beautiful, and many have a story out of legend or folk lore, or a great story on how they came to be. You have to look for them though, as there has not been a map or index available.  I aim to make this interesting part of our planet’s many cultures available to others.

Mermaids have been portrayed as mystical, dangerous, beautiful, alluring, treacherous, longing, demure, aesthetic and sexy. There are different kinds of mermaids and big differences in how artists conceive their mermaids.   We now have a project going to find as many mermaid sculptures as possible.  This site will show some of the mermaids we have come across, and show representing all these qualities and more.

If you know of mermaids in sculpture or art and would like to help, let me know.

Enjoy,

Philip

By |August 27th, 2012|General|1 Comment