She's casually perched on a rock at Canalside, wearing a blue dress with a red sash and looking perfectly prim and proper. Except for the menacing shark head, that is.
This disconcerting public sculpture, unveiled this afternoon, is the work of
The sculpture at Canalside, which includes a spot for visitors to sit beside the Shark Girl to relax or take a picture, is Millard's first public sculpture. The gallery describes the artist's figure, which has been featured in her art since about 2004, as "a funny, bittersweet girl trapped in an awkward state; a blend of whimsy and alarm, she is half
At today's unveiling, city and county officials joined the gallery's director and curators to sing the praises of the Public Art Initiative.
"The County's investment in the Public Art Initiative demonstrates that our community has the creativity, innovation, and forethought to build vibrant public spaces that draw visitors and private investment,"
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