On May 14th 2013 the latest Ama Mermaid Statue was unveiled at the Mayfield Hotel in Seoul. map
She was created by french sculptor Amaryllis. With the Ama statue sculpted by Amaryllis, the Amaryllis Art for Charity project was created by Thomas Noor. Through this project these statues are placed in prominent and beautiful locations near the ocean, and are for sale with approximately one third of the sales price going to a local charity.
Here is a video of the ribbon-cutting ceremony:
There are unique touches to each of the statues, such as the patina chosen, the inscription with the name and the coordinates, and in some cases a unique item at Ama’s feet.
Amaryllis said of the statue:
She left her underwater world to connect with mankind and alert us that we are damaging her environment. She wants to explain that water is the cradle of life, the ultimate necessity to assure humanity’s own existence. As she arrives on more and more shorelines, it is our belief that she will gain a louder voice and will help make the point that we must respect her home.
It is a message of preservation that is shared by mermaid enthusiasts all over the world.
More photos are needed of this mermaid statue.