At the Shanghai Yacht Club you will find this mermaid in an idyllic spot amidst trees, greenery and water. The statue is part of the Amaryllis Art for Charity project, which has placed similar sculptures in many locations around the world. map
These mermaid statues are the creation of Amaryllis Bataille-Dirks, and are being placed in prominent and beautiful locations near water, with the aims of raising funds for charities and promoting the message of this sculpture.
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. – Amaryllis