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The Folkestone Mermaid

Cornelia Parker
2011

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Bronze statue of a woman sitting on a rock,

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For the Folkestone Triennial in 2011, Parker created a Folkestone version of one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, Copenhagen's ‘Little Mermaid'. All women of Folkestone were offered the opportunity to model for the bronze sculpture. Through a process of open submission, Parker chose Georgina Baker, mother of two and Folkestone born and bred. Unlike the idealised Copenhagen version, this is a life-size, life-cast sculpture, celebrating the local and the everyday. Parker's mermaid, a more confident and knowing lady of the sea than Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale one, is a permanent work for Folkestone.

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Location (N 51°4'51" - E 1°11'24")

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Item Code: gbse051; Photograph: 12 August 2015
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