Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ravishing Mermaid Altered Assemblage Art

A mermaid found a swimming lad, 
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown. 
~William Butler Yeats~ 

Greeting all who love the magic that is within and all around us.  I'm highlighting one of my ooak, altered art, assemblage, mixed media Mermaid pieces.  I especially love how her "crown" came out.



 “The oldest form of the mermaid in mermaid mythology is the Goddess Atargatis from Syria. A famous statue of Atargatis shows her as a woman from the waist up and a fish from there down. All sea Goddesses inherit the sea's qualities. Just as the sea could be gentle and nurturing or violent and deadly, so could they. These are the same contradictory qualities we see in mermaids to this day: beautiful, cruel, tender, loving, destroying, etc. In a larger sense this is man's view of nature. The mermaid, a fantastic creature, is nature herself.”

May Your Days Be Filled With Wonder and Beauty !

19 comments:

JoAnne said...

Beautiful assemblage!

Elettrarossa said...

Your mermaid is very inspired, moreover thanks for all the poetry that comes together with your art, I love it!

Ruth Welter said...

ArtSings,

Mermaids are a favorite of mine...this lady is beautiful.

ruth

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks ever so much Ruth, Elettrarossa and JoAnne for your kind and positive comments. I really enjoy reading all the comments and am glad you all liked the mermaid.

Happiness to ALL !

Plumrose Lane said...

She's simply lovely and I really enjoyed hearing about the history of mermaids!
♥Sharon

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful creation ;o) I enjoyed reading the history behind mermaids ;o) Thank you ;o)

Holly said...

What a beautiful and tragic poem! And wonderful Mermaid piece, love the colors you used!

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous mermaid, and I love the poem.

Blessings,

Victoria

Made 4 U by Wendy Lou said...

New to Artist Supporting Team on Etsy, just stopped by to check out your blog! Love it! The Mermaid Made Me Smile:)

Victoria said...

Totally gorgeous and magical..I love mermaid magic..this shines with much enchantment..beauty and bliss!! Shine on..love it!
Victoria

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks so much Wendy I really appreciate your comments ... go Supporting Artist Team.

Thanks Victoria ... beauty and bliss, who could ask for anything more. Love your blog ... a treat for the spirit and eyes.

Happiness to all.

Terri said...

Beautiful post! And your assemblage is totally fabulous! I adore the colors you used as well as your mermaid.
Hugs,
Terri

Kristin Aquariann said...

Magnificent assemblage!

ArtSings1946 said...

Thank you so much Terri and Kristin, you comments made my morning.

Happiness and Peace to you both.

Mina said...

What an enchanting work! I love the detail and the colors. Very lovely, sweetie.

Lori Saul said...

Love this beautiful assemblage - what a magical piece!

Kristin said...

THIS is absolutely stunning!!! I LOVE her - and is that a whole jar full of glitter?! Be still my heart ;) xoxo

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks so much Lori and Mina for your comments...they made me happy, and that's a very good emotion.

Kristin, thank you also ... and no, it's not filled with glitter. I just used modge podge and shaked up the glitter. It's Martha Stewart glitter and it's is just fabulous stuff ! I think we have it in every color (my daughter and I). Yummy and sparkly and sends giggles to my heart stuff.

Happiness, Magic and Fun to ALL !

Amy said...

What a beautiful mermaid! And gorgeous web page background :) x