"I sat upon a promontory, and heard a mermaid, on a dolphin’s back, uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, that the rude sea grew civil at her song; and certain stars shot madly from their spheres, to hear the sea-maid’s music."
– William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mermaids are all around us. Lots of them, all over the planet, in almost every culture.
There are mermaid statues, mermaid sculptures, mermaid paintings, mermaid movies, mermaid stories and fables, poems, legends, books, websites and all kinds of other incredible and beautiful mermaid art. There are professional mermaids swimming in customized mermaid tails, making a living performing as mermaids.
This first-ever World Map of Mermaid Statues shows the location of public art mermaid statues across our planet, in practically every culture. Go ahead and explore. Subscribe to receive the newsletter.
I also published a large colorful coffee-table book with stunning photographs of all these public mermaid sculptures.