Photo Credit: Orlando A. K. Romain
The Nutmeg Princess statue has been added to
Grenada's Underwater Sculpture Park at Moliniere Bay, just north of the capital
of St. George's on the southwest coast of the island.
The 11-foot-tall statue joins 100 sculptures at
the park that opened in 2007 and serves as an artificial reef that forms a
substrata for the growth of marine life.
The statues are strategically placed within a
marine protected area, but are visible to snorkelers, divers and those viewing
from a glass-bottom boat.
The Nutmeg Princess depicts Grenada’s first
fairy tale princess emerging from a large nutmeg pod and reaching to the
heavens with a handful of the spice Grenada is known for.
The sculpture was inspired by the 1992
book “The Nutmeg Princess” by Grenadian author and playwright Richardo
Keens-Douglas and designed by artist Lene Kilde.
In the story, the princess is a positive
character who represented the land and who lived by her motto, “If you believe
in yourself, all things are possible.”