mermaid statue

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Mermaid Location

Visit Florida Welcome Center 1247 I-75
Jennings, FL 32053
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Wondering where to begin your mermaid journey? Let the Mermaid Tale Trail Passport guide you. We've put together an itinerary featuring a recommended path to discover all twenty-seven statues, starting from our Welcome Center in the charming historic district of Brooksville.


“Meraki” is a Greek word that means “to do something with soul, creativity, or love; leaving a piece of yourself in to what you are doing.” Meraki is a creative mermaid who loves what she does, and puts her soul into beautiful expression and sharing her creativity with the world! She celebrates the beauty and amazing experiences that can be had in this life. Her line work is bold and her colors are bright.

About the Artist:

Arielle Katarina

Arielle Katarina (AKAT) is a freelance artist and craft beer label illustrator living in sunny Bradenton, Florida. She loves to go on adventures, paint murals, and explore new places. She loves the sea, and some say she’s actually a mermaid.

When she’s not creating artwork, Arielle enjoys spending time out in nature. Although she loves the Earth and the sea, Arielle is also a space enthusiast, and attends NASA events. She also loves tropical fruit and fossil hunting. Traveling to new places and trying new foods also make her very happy.

Arielle graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2011. Her work ranges in scale from small digital pieces to large hand-painted murals.