Tiny Triton is a sculpture completed during my semester abroad in Orvieto, Italy. In the Roman Pantheon, Triton is the son of Neptune and trumpeter of the ocean. You can find sculptures of him on fountains all over Rome, but most people get him confused with Neptune. I mistook him for Poseidon (getting my Greek and Roman Pantheons confused) myself when I first saw depictions of him in the Trevi fountain. To reflect this common misunderstanding (and to have an excuse to sculpt a small mermaid baby), I decided to depict him as a small, orphan child that nobody understands.
Ceramic with copper carbonate oxides and shoe polish, approximately 17" tall.