Girl in a Wetsuit
|Girl in a Wetsuit|
The sculpture in 2007
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.
- "Girl in a Wetsuit". City of Vancouver. Retrieved December 30, 2012.