These are renderings of the Medici Fountain (fr: La fontaine Médicis), a romantic fountain depicting Polyphemus watching jealously the sea nymph Galatea, whom he adored, with her lover Acis. Polyphemus is perhaps best known as the Cyclops in Homer's Odyssey, which accounts for my double-fold interest in the statue, it also being a favorite of an old friend.

Acis and Polyphemus
Acis and Polyphemus

The status and fountain were made in ~1630 AD by Marie de'Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France and regent of King Louis XIII of France. It was moved to its present location in the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement in Paris, and was extensively rebuilt in 1864-66.

It took about two weeks to create the 3D model of the lovers, mostly as I was still learning about cloth simulation. I started to make one of Cyclops, but existing models on one-eyed creatures were elementary, and I only learned enough to make my own recently, then got distracted with more challenging projects. These were my last 3D renderings.

Acis and Polyphemus
Acis and Polyphemus
Acis and Polyphemus
Acis and Polyphemus
Acis and Polyphemus
Acis and Polyphemus