Sunglitter

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SUNGLITTER
Carl Milles
1919 (Recast 2002), Bronze

Sunglitter, purchased in 1929, was the first of 71 sculptures by Carl Milles collected by Cranbrook’s founder George Booth. This work depicts a Naiad on a dolphin. A Naiad is a nymph that presides over bodies of fresh water. Eliel Saarinen incorporated this piece into his architectural planning of Cranbrook, carefully positioning it to maximize the impact of the forced perspective of the vaulted passage that frames the piece when viewed from the Maija Grotell Courtyard.