You will find the Dartford Mermaid in a small lake near the River Thames in Dartford, England. It was created in 2009-2011 by sculptor William Jordan, and is made almost entirely of recycled materials.
The mermaid is about 9 meters (29′) tall, and she measures about 14 meters (46′) from head to tail.
Jordan used old copper hot water tanks, recycled galvanized wire and stainless steel, reclaimed factory floor, crushed concrete boulders and disused natural stone to create the sculpture. The use of recycled materials symbolizes conservation and harmony with nature.
The location is very close to the site of what was the Littlebrook D power station from 1976 to 2019. The power station and its tall chimney are now long gone, closed down due to environmental protection regulations that the aging power station could not meet.
The mermaid is still there though, with her mission of restoring harmony with nature.
More photos and information can be found on the page for the Recycled Mermaid.
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