The Guanabara Mitológica sculpture is a very contemporary mermaid sculpture at the top of Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay.
She is part of the large installation at the top of this mountain, which has multiple levels of viewing platforms overlook Rio de Janeiro from about 1280′ elevation. Guanabara Mitológica was created by Remo Bernucci, and has a plaque by the statue which reads:
Rio (Mythological Guanabara)
by Remo Bernucci
The Skin – the waves of the sea;
The curved waist – the beaches;
The breast – the mountains;
The hair – the forest;
The silhouette – the gracefulness of the carioca woman;
And at the feet of the statue the ibis.
If you visit, please take some great photos and share with me. I’d love to be able to add more photos of this sculpture in the page for this Sugar Loaf Mountain mermaid.