Wednesday, December 22, 2010
This abstraction was inspired by my life-long adoration of mermaids. The movie "Splash" came out in the mid 80's, and being an impressionable child, I decided to take salt baths in the hopes of growing my own fins. Years later, sans fins, the ocean still holds a powerful mysticism over me.
The fin is Nova Scotia sea kelp. Once dried, it became hard enough to drill through. The breasts are metal from MIT's Media Lab construction site, and the driftwood is from Plum Island. Additional materials: wire, chain, beads.