July 31st, 2005


The CatfishWoman

This piece represents a personal impression of a genius loci or 'spirit of place'. I've sensed this particular faery many times while walking along the shore of the lake near my home. She tends to be elusive, somewhat sullen, but always watchful of her territory. Like many other mermaids (and lakemaids, for that matter) in world myth, she possesses a dangerous side, and her murky waters have been known to lure men to their death.

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Media: watercolor, Prismacolor colored pencils
(This entry is backdated to reflect the original date I added this piece to my gallery.)