A well known, classical style sculpture on the Malecon, now found in front of Mandala, where in the past the Subtle Rock Eater sculpture was located.
(Also found under the name "Neptune and the Nereid", "Triton and the Nereid" or "Poseidon and the Nereid").
This bronze sculpture was created by sculptor Carlos Espino (born in Mexico City, May 3rd, 1953), where he concentrates on the human form and classical mythology, which can clearly be appreciated in this piece.
It depicts Triton, a merman, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite (God and Goddess of the sea respectively) reaching out to a Mermaid.
You'll find this beautiful statue on the corner of Abasolo Street and the Malecon.
The name of the sculpture is and should always have been Triton and Mermaid, for some unknown reason, despite authorship and intellectual property rights (plus a total lack of knowledge in Greek and Roman mythology), local authorities changed the name to "Neptune and the Nereid" when inaugurating this statue on the Malecon. We respectfully disagree and will keep on calling the sculpture as the artist established it.
Author: M. A. Gallardo