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Girl in a Wetsuit

Girl in a Wetsuit is a life size bronze sculpture by Elek Imredy of a woman in a wetsuit,[1] located on a rock in the water along the north side of Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Girl in a Wetsuit
Girl in a Wetsuit.jpg
The sculpture in 2007
Girl in a Wetsuit is located in Stanley_Park_Vancouver
Girl in a Wetsuit
Girl in a Wetsuit
Location in Stanley Park
Artist Elek Imredy
Year 1972 (1972)
Type Sculpture
Medium Bronze
Location Vancouver
Coordinates 49°18′09″N 123°07′33″W / 49.302621°N 123.125925°W / 49.302621; -123.125925Coordinates: 49°18′09″N 123°07′33″W / 49.302621°N 123.125925°W / 49.302621; -123.125925

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DescriptionEdit

The bronze sculpture depicts a friend of Imredy's, Debra Harrington, in a wetsuit with flippers on her feet and a mask on her forehead.[2]

ControversyEdit

Although some believe it was a replica of Copenhagen's The Little Mermaid, the creator stated:

I didn't believe we should have a copy of the mermaid. She is rightfully a symbol of Copenhagen... I proposed to have a life-size scuba diver seated there. At that time scuba diving was getting quite popular here in Vancouver and, just as important, I didn't know of any similar sculpture anywhere in the world. It was a new idea… There was tremendous opposition and great controversy. I still don't know why.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/imredy-elek-1912-1994
  2. ^ a b "Girl in a Wetsuit". City of Vancouver. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 

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