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Float like foam on the sea
Float like foam on the sea
Float like foam on the sea
Float like foam on the sea
Float like foam on the sea
Dianne Bowell Art

Float like foam on the sea

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Float like foam on the sea

This painting is 61x91cm.


A large painting, with texture and layers, this piece reveals more the more you look at it, please see the video. HERE
“‘Why did we never get an immortal soul?’ the little mermaid asked (her grandmother) sadly, ‘I would give up all the three hundred years I have to live in just to be a human being for one day and then be part of the heavenly world!’
‘You mustn’t spend your time thinking of such things!’ the old woman said, ‘we have a much
happier and better life than the human beings up there!’
‘So I am to die and float like foam on the sea, not hear the music of the waves, see the lovely
flowers and the red sun! Is there nothing I can do to gain an eternal soul!’”
This is a quote from the original, and very dark tale of The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Anderson, this inspired the painting and the title of this piece.
This stunning painting is 91cm x 61cm on deep edge gallery wrapped canvas. There are many, many layers of paint and ink and varnish, the texture is so luscious, with crackle effects and golds sitting in the layers pearly inks catch the light and the surface can almost look like water. The surface here becomes just as important as the image. Here I have played with imagery and abstract forms in the piece, imagine being swept away with the sea.

The piece was created as part of the Den Lille Harfrue Collection – the little mermaid. Created in lockdown to express my feelings about the restrictions, being unable to have social contact and also experiencing incredibly vivid and at some times quite scary dreams, a lot based underwater.