Ceramic installation I made for class. My theme was the darker side to the fairytales we grew up with as children (part 2 of my project afterThe Velveteen Rabbit).
This one is based offThe Little Mermaidwhich was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. The original is not a whole lot like the Disney version in a lot of ways. For one she cannot speak because the sea witch chops off her tongue in exchange for legs, and walking on her human feet causes her intense pain. The prince also falls in love with the wrong girl and the mermaid kills herself in the end. Totally the version you would have your children read!
Combination of cone 04 and cone 6 clay. Pieces are hand built and slip cast. The toy blocks are pit fired. Thank you to my BF nathan who press molded my toy blocks for me!