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"Both of these pieces were created when I lived in my parents house by the sea in 2009. At the time I was ready to leave the nest but didn’t have the funds to do so, so I was struggling on the cusp of teenagehood and adulthood and retreated into my painting. Lots of my work around this time features mermaids and bodies of water combined with elements of extreme longing and uncertainty.

Sea Witch is a scenario that I imagine takes place in a seaside town in Italy. She’s this odd woman, feared by the local townspeople because her ways and demeanor are mysterious and she retreats to the ocean to watch the waves and try to commune with the mermaids that she hopes are lurking beyond the surface of the water. ‘There are supposed to be plenty more fish in the sea' is a spin on that old saying about finding love again - but my experiences with love and relationships have always been a bit lame - and I guess the negative view on a positive saying stems from that. She's looking at what's on offer but not really able to find a thing. Once again this is all happening by a sea wall on the coast of a seaside town - lighthouse in view - wind whipping her hair.”

by Caitlin Shearer

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