The work is one of several commissions for this summer’s Folkestone Triennial 2011. In this film we follow the process of its creation. When Copenhagen’s the Little Mermaid was created in 1913, Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen’s wife modelled for the statue, which celebrates the fictional heroine of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale.
Last autumn, all women in Folkestone were invited to send a picture of themselves to model for Cornelia Parker’s version of the statue. Georgina Baker was chosen from 50 applicants and the statue is now installed in Folkestone harbour.