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This category refers to sculptures that are displayed in public locations as opposed to private locations.

The Ross Fountain in Edinburgh, Scotland

Ross Fountain in EdinboroughThe 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:

They are:

The Ross Fountain as just published.

The King’s Fountain in the ruins of Linlithgow Palace

The Mermaid of the North in Balintore.

 

 

By |February 20th, 2013|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

The King’s Fountain Mermaid sculpture at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland

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.

By |February 20th, 2013|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

World Map of Mermaid Statues

A new feature has just been added to the page on public art mermaid statues across the world.

It is an interactive world map, showing the locations of the 135+ mermaids currently known about.

 

By |February 13th, 2013|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Harbor Oak Mermaid Statue – additional photos

Oak Harbor Mermaid Sculpture

Oak Harbor Mermaid Statue. Photo by Gerry Oliver.

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.

 

By |January 31st, 2013|Public Mermaid Sculptures|1 Comment

The Little Mermaid Commemorative Edition – published

The Little Mermaid - Commemorative Edition

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.

By |January 30th, 2013|Public Mermaid Sculptures|1 Comment

Mermaids Are the New Vampires – for Girls and Women

ScreenHunter_161 Jan. 25 16.43Here 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.

By |January 25th, 2013|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids IN, Vampires Out

Astros Beach Mermaid Statue

Mermaid or Vampire? Both?

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?

 

By |January 24th, 2013|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

New Photos for the Kimballton Iowa replica of The Little Mermaid statue

The Little Mermaid statue in Kimballton

Kevin Nelson from The Danish Villages Voice graciously shared 3 photos of Kimballton’s The Little Mermaid, which have been made available on this website now, on the Kimballton mermaid statue page.

By |January 7th, 2013|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaid community and performers

Here is another interesting blog post about the mermaid community by author and mermaid enthusiast Carolyn Turgeon.  It is an interview with Sora, who is a professional mermaid performer.

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

Mermaid Poetry

The Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen.

The Little Mermaid.   Photo by mike@nervousenergy.de (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Mermaid Poetry and Mermaid Statues have probably inspired each other.   A new page on Mermaid Poems has been added to this website, with poetry by Shakespeare, Yeats, Tennyson, Milton, Daniel and many others.

 

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

Lancashire mermaid

"Miranda" Mermaid Statue in Lancashire.

“Miranda” 

Thanks to “Ministry” and to Boyd Harris for helping with finding the background information and story on the mermaid statue by George Aldersley in Lancashire.  It seems “Miranda” is a mermaid after all, albeit a twin-tailed one.

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

More Mermaid statues in England

Southport's Mermaid Statue

Southport’s Mermaid Statue

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.

By |December 12th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Hensley (UK) to get a mermaid statue

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.

SculptureWalkI 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.

By |December 12th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Operation Mermaid – saving the Manatees

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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.

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

Favorite Sea Legends

The MaduroDive Blog has a nice summary of favorite Sea Legends – the Kraken, the Sirens and the Mermaids.

 

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

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

Great article about Pro Mermaid Katrin Felton and ocean conservation

Katrin Felton is a professional mermaid and ocean conservationist.   Read the article about her an her show in Malaysia.

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

WIRED article on the Professional Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs

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.

By |November 30th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

Mermaids of Earth and Maine Mermaid statue in the news

Quoddy Tides Article 2012 11 23Well, there’s an unexpected twist – my book on Mermaids of Earth, which is still being written and about half done, is already mentioned in the news.

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.

By |November 29th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments

3 new mermaid sculptures featured

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.

By |November 10th, 2012|Public Mermaid Sculptures|0 Comments