Mermaid sculpture to be installed in Merseyside park
The Merseysiders will soon get a new addition to their Merseysideside park: a sculpture of a mermaid statue.
The sculpture, which will be installed next year, will be one of the most prominent pieces of Merseysider art.
The Mermaid statue was commissioned by the City of Mersey in a bid to create an image of diversity in Mersey that has been sorely lacking.
It will feature a black mermaid on a white background with a sword and shield, the City’s chief executive, John Whiting, said in a statement.
The statue, which is expected to be completed by 2019, will symbolise a strong sense of identity in Merston.
The city commissioned a sculpture to represent diversity in the city.
Its the first Merseysided sculpture of its kind.
It’s a bold piece of art that speaks to a whole new generation of Merstonians and Merseysiding’s multicultural future.
The sculpture is the latest of many pieces of art to be created for the Merseysidewards Gardens project, which aims to increase diversity and create more opportunities for the community.
The City said the sculpture was inspired by the film The Mermaid, which was about a young mermaid who becomes the inspiration for a new city in Australia.
The project was launched in May and will be run by Merseyshires Parks and Recreation.
The park was created by the city in order to create a safe and welcoming environment for the city’s growing population.
It aims to create more than 200,000 square metres of space for local residents and visitors, as well as provide an environment for recreational activities.
The Merseyshire-based company, which also designs gardens in Wales and Ireland, is also behind an exhibition of art at the City Hall.
It is the first time an art project in Merthyr Tydfil has been commissioned by a major government organisation.
The artist is called Alix Rivets, who has previously done works for the European Parliament, the British Museum and the Royal British Legion.
Alix Rives has also created murals for the London Olympics, the Royal Melbourne Opera House and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Ms Rivet said: ‘I’m delighted that I have been chosen by the Merthyrs to do something with Merseyseed Gardens.
I hope it’s a good opportunity to showcase the work of Alix.
It’s great to be part of something that will be of great cultural and aesthetic value to the community, as the Merths will benefit from being in close contact with it.’
I have always been interested in the theme of mermaids and I think this is a fantastic opportunity for people to learn more about it and the history of the sculpture.’
The sculpture will be located in the City Park and will cost £100,000.
The sculpture will take about four weeks to create.
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