This category refers to sculptures that are displayed in public locations as opposed to private locations.
The Ross Fountain page has been added. This fountain contains 8 mermaid statues on the bottom level.
With this page published, the 3 public art pieces in Scotland with mermaid statues all have pages:
The Ross Fountain as just published.
The King’s Fountain in the ruins of Linlithgow Palace
The Mermaid of the North in Balintore.
A website page has been added for the mermaid sculpture that is part of the King’s Fountain at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland.
Built in 1538 by James V, it was restored to working order in 2007.
Thanks to Gerry Oliver for providing some great photos of the mermaid statue outside his realty office. This page now has updated information and photos.
The statue was created by Larry Marcell in 2012, after winning the competition on proposed art contributions to the city.
Harbor Oak is on Whidbey Island in Washington State, and is now one of the many cities around the world incorporating a mermaid statue in its public art.
My book, The Little Mermaid Commemorative Edition, just got published as an e-book through Amazon Kindle.
It is a modern English translation of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, and commemorates the 100 Year Anniversary of the famous bronze mermaid statue of The Little Mermaid, which was unveiled in August of 1913 at Langelinie Park near Copenhagen Harbor, and which has since been an icon of Copenhagen and Denmark.
The book is illustrated with photos of the mermaid statue and most of its replicas around the world, along with 4 original illustrations from 1849, and photos of the key people involved in the story and the creation of the statue.
The printed version of this book will be released probably within the next 4 weeks.
Here is another news story – to some degree a follow-on to Brenda Peterson’s article from two days ago – about the trend of mermaids increasing for young adult readers, and vampires vaning in popularity.
There is definitely still a lot of literature on both, but it is interesting to see the continuously growing trend on mermaids becoming ever more popular.
Just read an article in the Huffington Post on The New Wave for Women and Girls: IN Mermaids, OUT Vampires.
It is admittedly written by an author of mermaid stories, but the trend does seem to exist.
Besides, think about it – we know of countless mermaid statues – how many vampire statues do you know of?
It was a day for mermaid statues in England:
More information was gotten on the mermaid statue in Lancashire – which may or may not actually be a mermaid statue. Still investigating.
The Hensley mermaid to be installed on the Red Lion Hotel Lawn was reported. I am getting more data on this as well.
Lastly, I found photos of a mermaid statue in Southport – near Manchester, and was able to find and get permission to use 3 photos of it.
Another town in England is adding a mermaid statue to beautify the city and promote art. Read the article here. Hensley is 20 or so miles east of London.
They plan to replace the statue every few years, selling the statue to a local business or other institution. It is a great way to promote the arts.
I recently visited Sioux Falls in South Dakota, and saw their Sculpture Trail, which works on a similar idea – exhibiting sculptures in public for a year or more, then selling them and replacing them with other works.
Here’s a cool article about law enforcement officers and a mermaid helping safeguard manatees.
Trina Mason of Lake Worth volunteered her services to help increase awareness, and helped the almost 50 law enforcement officers educating boaters on protection of manatees.
Katrin Felton is a professional mermaid and ocean conservationist. Read the article about her an her show in Malaysia.
I was just alerted by artist Royane Mosley to a great article by WIRED with the headline “Professional Mermaids Are Lost Treasure of Florida Park“.
The article explores the history and the present of the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs, and includes 15 photos.
The Quoddy Tides in Maine is reporting on the production of a mermaid statue for the city of Eastport by sculptor Richard Klyver, who mentioned to them that his statue will be included in my book.
I’ll take that as an excellent start on the book’s marketing.
Click at left or here for the article.
3 new mermaid pages were added in the last week.
The mermaid fountain on the Greek island of Syros with Panagia Gorgona (Virgin Mary the Mermaid).
The mermaid statues at Club Hotell Letoonia in Fethiye harbor, Turkey.
The Sinfonia del Mar (Symphony of the Sea) mermaid and dolphin statue in Acapulco, Mexico.
2 gorgeous photos of the Acapulco were received from aimeric@acapulco, and were just added now.