mermaid statue

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Lowman Family Foundation

Mermaid Location

20 N. Main St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
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Mermaid Patience enjoys her time soaking in the Florida sunshine. She loves wearing her one-of-a-kind ocean jewelry and will never be caught underwater or on shore without it! As she sits on her rock taking a break from life under the sea, she thinks about all of the wonderful things she loves about Florida – the breathtaking scenery, the sunsets, the fish, the animals, the attractions and so much more. She dreams of the day she will be able to walk on land and take a stroll through a one-of-a-kind Florida town that she’s heard oh so much about – a town called Brooksville! Until then, she will relax on a rock and enjoy the warm breeze, as she patiently waits for her day on land to arrive.

About the Artist:

Kaylee La Placa

Kaylee Rose La Placa is a 28-year-old professional artist born and raised in Brooksville, Florida. Having always had a passion for art and design ever since she was a young girl, it was at Moton Elementary School, where Art Teacher, Mrs. Jodi Platt recognized Kaylee for her talents. Even from a very young age, Kaylee knew what she was meant to do. She is now a graduate from The University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications: she is also beginning her fifth year as an art teacher to elementary and middle school students at Entirety K12, a local private school in Brooksville. Kaylee hopes that her art will bring joy and inspiration to others, just like art brings so much joy and inspiration to her life!