Waterfall Sculptures – Nereid Commission
Private Commission 2019
In Greek mythology, the Nereids are sea nymphs (female spirits of sea waters), the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris, sisters to Nerites. They often accompany Poseidon, the god of the sea, and can be friendly and helpful to sailors. The name Nereides means “Daughters of Nereus” but also “the Wet Ones” from nêros the Greek word for “wet”. They were goddesses of the sea’s rich bounty and protectors of sailors and fishermen, coming to the aid of those in distress. Individually they represented various facets of the sea from the salty brine, to the sea foam, sand, rocks, waves and currents, as well as the various skills possessed by seamen. They symbolize everything that is beautiful and kind about the sea. The sculpture is meant to invoke a Nereid rescuing a mortal woman from the sea. A positive symbol of hope and protection.
Pair of Cast Concrete Sculptures, 2019
H 69.55 x W 33 x D 60 inches