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By pamelajean
A delightful life-size glass female nestling in the foliage around the pond at Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey, Hampshire.
Taken during the 2014 Art in the Garden Exhibition.
Worked in cast lead crystal glass and stainless steel by Julia Webster.

The name Thalassa was the general word for 'sea' and for its divine female personification in Greek mythology.
The “Goddess of the Sea” was depicted as a woman clothed in bands of seaweed and half submerged in the sea, which gave me the impression that she was a mermaid.
Thalassa was the literal body of the sea and in the fables of Aesop, manifests as a woman formed of sea-water rising from her native element.

I appreciate your following of my Southampton series, and you'll be glad to know it's over now, so be prepared for something completely different.


Tags: Romsey Greek mythology Portraits and people Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Jermyns Lane Hampshire England UK Art in the Garden exhibition Julia Webster Lead crystal glass Twisted steel Body of the sea

Voters: RonDM, doverpic, rontear and 41 more



bricurtis Plus
17 2.8k 53 England
29 Sep 2022 5:30PM
Lovely detailed image, its beautiful glasswork. I like the creators non obtrusive supports for the piece too.
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2022 5:53PM
capturing glassware is very tricky but you have nailed it here.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2022 6:05PM
A beautiful sculpture and capture
12 5.9k 130 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2022 8:32PM
A wonderful spectacle of creative glassware.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2022 10:09PM
a beautifully captured image Pamela
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
29 Sep 2022 11:36PM
Photographing glass is a difficult subject. Usually the glass allows the background to shine through, but this, being coloured, does not have this problem. You also had good lighting on the subject and bringing up all the lovely colours, but still managed to keep the background lighter, so the figure stands out from it. All in all, top marks, Pamela.
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 7:59AM
Interesting, Pamela.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
1 Oct 2022 4:29PM
A beautiful piece of work, and nicely captured here too, Pamela 👍 interesting write-up, and sorry it's the end of your series 🙁
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2022 8:42PM
Magical image. Love the glass sculpture...
Isabel GrinGrin

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