Thursday, June 24, 2010

In The Depths

"I must be a mermaid-- I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living."
— Anaïs Nin

My last two water-related posts have been reality-based, but this one takes off on artists' flights of fancy.

The Bookish Mermaid
By Marta Pelrine-Bacon

The Merman King
by Edmund Dulac

Catfish Merman
by Alexander Antonyuk

Poseidon/Neptune sculpture in Copenhagen Port
photo by Hans Andersen

Seahorse Saxophonist
by Alexander Antonyuk

Merman Skeleton
by Brandon Kihl

Ulysses and the Sirens
by John William Waterhouse
To get past the Sirens safely and not fall victim to their song, Ulysses had his crew plug their ears with wax. He wanted to hear them, though, so he had himself tied to the mast.

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