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Dimensions: H 10'3" x W 14'3" x D 8'3"
Material: various options
The Fountain of Minerva depicts a scene from the Trojan war, where Minerva, wrathful with Ajax, beckons Neptune to raise a storm to smite the Aechean fleet. It also reflects the broad composition of the Fontana di Trevi, the conch-bearing Triton fountain, the profusion of waterspouts at Villa D'Este, and the neoclassical Diana D'anet at the Louvre. Her dynamic posture was precedent for the third figure in this fountain, the Nereid Cymodoce.
This project was 2 years in the making, two trips to Rome, and about 10,000 person hours between Tomak and a team of volunteers. The Fountain has been at the Loveland Colorado Sculpture Invitational, Mythic Journeys Joseph Campbell Centennial, the Pennsic War, and the Michigan Renaissance Festival.
For portability, it was cast in a composition of acrylic, epoxy and fiberglass with a segmented wooden platform. This replica alabaster captures the luminosity of the real thing without compromising the weathersafe longevity of outdoor resins. There is some diffusion of visible detail because of this translucence, regained when antiquing is applied, or when the whole is cast in bronze or carved in stone.