Description 11'x15' Watercolor;The fountain has a female figure stands above a lions head. Underneath is a sarcophagus; water flows from the trough into a basin, making this a multi-tiered fountain. The fountain was commissioned by the Spada family. It is in the Regola district, in Rome, against the front of Palazzo Spada, which was designed by Francesco Borromini. The fountain originally a figure of a woman with Acqua Paola water emanating from her breasts. The Roman sarcophagus is a substitute: the original is in the Vatican. Borromini also designed the fountain. A figure of a lion later replaced the figure of the woman. The lion's head spouts water into the basin, and two other lion's heads spout water into the street-level pool below. An arch inside the brick wall frames the fountain. In 1700 the fountain became inactive, and the lion's heads were removed and the fountain abandoned. It was later restored by an engineer, Adolfo Pernier, using the original elements. In 1998 the present statue was made by Giuseppe Ducrot from Carrara marble. The model for the statue was a 17th-century work that depicted a nymph whose nipples were water springs.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.