October 15, 2014

Mermaid™ Danish Mermaid Wooden Sculpture - Oak/Maple : Hans Bolling Wooden Toys



Architectmade Mermaid by Hans Bolling. Part woman, part fish her features demonstrate that Hans Bolling’s Mermaid is much more than a souvenir or a mere character from a fairy tale. Having taken the feminine form beyond the expected, Bolling provided the Mermaid with serenity and wholesomeness. Her character is relevant in today’s time as it brings with it a much needed harmony and balance. The Mermaids hair and tail are of solid oak, the body of maple. Her head, fin, arms and waist can be rotated to change her expression. Hans Bolling's Danish Mermaid Wooden Sculptures but also his ducks are reminiscent of danish spring, with mother ducks waltzing proudly around copenhagen with their young ducklings. one particular spring in 1959 branded this image into the minds of the danish population, as during the busy days in frederiksberg a policeman found the time to stop the traffic in order to let a young duck family pass. it was an extraordinary and meaningful event to the by passers to the point that all the newspapers published a famous photograph of the ducks. this captured moment encapsulates the danish attention to nature and detail and the ability to appreciate small everyday miracles. inspired by the charming duck family, hans bølling hence designed a pair of small wooden duck figures, whose souls carry the essence of peaceful and harmonious danish spring. mermaid's smooth, wooden curvatures are simple yet sophisticated and inspire subdued serenity and harmony anywhere they are placed, just as they did in spring ’59.




Mermaid™ Danish Mermaid Wooden Sculpture - Oak/Maple : Hans Bolling Wooden Toys