Lead, 33 inches
Installed 1986 as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Lux in memory of Caroline Newman Lux.
Wheeler was born in Chicago, and studied sculpture at the Chicago Art Institute, Yale University, and architecture at Harvard. His sculpture includes war memorials, commemorative monuments, portraits, animals and garden pieces.
In Greek mythology, Amphitrite, here represented as a merbaby holding a shell to her ear, was a Nereid, daughter of Nereus; she became the wife of Poseidon and the mother of Triton.