This underwater themed Christmas scene was an extension of the work I had done for Professor Ari Berk’s ‘The Secret Histories’ book on Mermaids, where I had painted a domestic scene of an underwater Merfolk village.
As an after thought, could this be glimpse at future Yuletides when we will we all have to adapt to an underwater environment as the sea levels rise?! We may well have to resort to the use of phosphorus jellyfish to illuminate our festive corals.
Extending the Mer theme onto tableware and lampshades. I printed some Merfolk drawings onto tracing paper and stuck them onto candle proof vases to create an ethereal illumination for our dining table, the effect is not best shown in these photos.
A fishy bedside lampshade