A good friend of mine lives on a wonderful 80 acre farm which is quite perfect in nearly every way . . . except that she has a painfully slow internet connection. The poor girl is understandably reluctant to go to very many sites. I would not want to endure the pain of waiting forever for pages to load. So anyway, she hasn’t been able to see my risque mermaid.
But if you are fortunate enough not to be connected to the internet over a piece of barbed wire spliced into a Cat 5 cable with duck tape and you’d like to see the entire zine which is cool and free it is right here.
So, Judy, here she is just for you! I’m sure it will still take quite a bit of time for this to load so maybe now is a good time to go feed the chickens. ; )
You can’t see by the photos but she is actually a mechanical dancing mermaid that through the magic of Photoshop (and with Alicia’s help) all the connections to make her move have vanished from site! When she moves into her new theater I think her seahorse friends will by then have swam off into the audience to watch the show.
Her hair is made of wild seagrass that was washed upon the shore and her tail is made of reclaimed silk. Her tail will likely look quite different when she is finished.
I love it that there can be two very different pieces from this. Thanks to the digital thing she is captured in this pose with her seahorse friends. And when the automata piece is done I’ll make a video of her dancing.