To the Daughters of the air
“To the daughters of the air ” is created with inks and acrylic paint on Hahnemule Hot Press 300gsm Water Colour paper. The inks are worked into with water sprays and brushes, and the acrylic pulled across the surface . Size is 21x29cm.
"Up above her there floated
hundreds of transparent, lovely creatures; through them she could see the ship’s white sails and the
sky’s red clouds, their voice was a melody, but so spiritual that no human ear could hear it, just as
no earthly eye could see them – without wings they floated in their own lightness through the air.
‘Who am I coming to!’ she said, and her voice sounded like those of the other beings, so spiritual
than no earthly music can reproduce it.
‘To the daughters of the air!’ the others replied." - an extract from the original and dark tale of the little mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson.
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.
Not only did I draw on my own vivid dreams as inspiration for this piece, and this whole collection, I also looked at one of my favourite Fairy Tales as a Child- The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian.
Mermaid Painting, Mother and Child, small painting, teal art, cyan green, underwater,