This is a print of a mermaid in fishnets, dressed as a carousel horse in a style that’s a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Erte, playing with a carousel seahorse.

Finna

11×14″ print available here.

This print is called Finna, because she’s a mermaid as well as a human carousel horse. I love that she’s in fishnets, which attach to her fish hook garter belt, which is hooked to a fish saddle!

Finna is part of my Carouselle Girls series, which takes “pony girls” one step further: I painted them as carousel horses! We put animals in situations to which we’d never subject ourselves: birds in cages, lions jumping through flaming hoops. To dress women in riding tack, impaled by poles, leaping gracefully, seemed a wonderful extension of this conceit. People tell me my Carouselle Girls remind them of a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Erte. That’s quite the compliment!