Naida of the Spring
Description: Green ARTery Bench - "Naida of the Spring" at Patterson Park, Tampa, Florida, was inspired by Greek mythology and the water nymphs who are guardians of freshwater springs. The bench sits nestled near a beautiful freshwater spring that flows into the nearby Hillsborough River. The shape is reminiscent of the YIN or feminine energy of the YinYan. The glass pieces form an abstract mermaid with flowing twisted zanfirico glass canes and glass fish scales of the mermaid. This project was created with the support of Tampa Arts Council, Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association, The Green ARTery, and in collaboration with Steward Mellon Terrazzo Co.
Location: Patterson Park, Tampa Florida
Size: 8' x 4'