Moving into 2016, as I continue to draw, I am also revisiting my Black Mermaids, which I have created over the years, since the 1990’s.
Mermaids, like angels are symbolic characters; although human in features, they remain otherworldly. I had never seen Black Mermaids in art history. I wanted to portray them as the nobility of mermaids, giving them a place of honor.
The first five pieces in this gallery have copyright permission from photographer Ruven Afanador