Of Milles’s many water creatures, Sunglitter is considered his best and was his favorite. The neried (sea nymph) sparkles with youth and life, storming ahead on a dolphin. The upward movement that is so prominent in this sculpture is typical of Milles. In ancient art, nerieds were represented riding fantastic sea creatures and, according to legend, would come to the aid of mariners in distress.
Year Completed: 1918
Owner: Gateway Foundation