Sea Nymph (Michigan League)

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In 1938, the Michigan League sponsored a WPA project for its enclosed garden on the east side of the building. This particular artwork of the Federal art program had Gerald Mast as its designer and Clivia Calder as its sculptor. What did they create? Well, if one goes up the loading dock ramp and looks over the ivy-covered wall, one can catch the subtle aquamarine shine of a sea nymph (the title of the work) riding a giant fish. Although this fountain is much smaller in scale, it forms an interesting pairing with fountain depicting the Greek god Triton playing with his children in the more famous Sunday Morning in Deep Waters on the other side of the League on Ingalls Mall

Sculptor: Clivia Calder

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