Monday, June 27, 2011

More about The Folkestone Mermaid

I shared an article about The Folkestone Mermaid back in January, so I thought you would be interested in the final result. It is rather fitting since so many of my posts are mermaid related right now with Mermaid and Other Water Spirit Tales From Around the World just released.

From The Little Mermaid... of Folkestone: Mother-of-two chosen as nude model for copy of Copenhagen landmark:

A bronze statue of a mother striking the same pose as Copenhagen's landmark Little Mermaid model has been unveiled at the start of a seaside town's arts festival.

Georgina Baker, 38, was chosen from a shortlist of 50 people to model for the £25,000 nude statue which has been installed at Folkestone harbour in Kent.

The statue, by Turner Prize-nominee Cornelia Parker, was created after Mrs Baker responded to an advert dropped through 20,000 letterboxes in the resort requesting a model.

Here's a video, too:

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