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Original pencil art, this is one of the many mermaid pics on display in the online galleries. Mermaid are symbols that cross culture and time because they come from deep within the human mind (which is why there are so many mermaid pics on display). This is an early work (pre 1995), so the use of symbolism is relatively simple. More complex surreal settings are gradually introduced in later mermaid pics. A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, is included with purchase.

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medium: graphite pencil(s) .
size: 23.25" x 17.875"
59.055 x 45.4025 cm
owner: ...your name here...
frame: not framed.
notes: previously framed (paper is yellowed where it showed through).
price: $75
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TITLE: "To: Horatio, with love" © Chris Eisenbraun 1992.

Mythology abounds with symbols of man's eternal conflict: mermaids, centaurs, fairies, etc. Beings that are half human ("I think therefore I am") and half animal (I want and I want it NOW!). It's is the process of bringing the two disparate sides together that produces some of the human races nobler moments (and make for GREAT fine art mermaid pics, etc.).

Each of these half human, half animal constructs represent a different aspect of the conflict. In the case of the mermaid we are dealing with half human, half fish. Fish lives in water and water is (among many other things) a symbol for the subconscious; the human part represents the conscious. The mermaid is an excellent symbol: powered by the subconscious, the conscious part thinks it's in control <lol>. Joseph Campbell has a wonderful diagram of this whole thing in his book, "The Power of Myth." If you have an opportunity, check it out! It's an eye-opener :)

This work of original pencil art also includes other dualities (the mermaid, the skull): the living vs. the dead, the fantastic vs. the scientific, etc. Plus there is an oblique reference to Hamlet's soliloquoy in the title <g>. And you thought it was one of the simpler mermaid pics <g>. Go figure ;) The skull is a multifaceted symbol too :)




The sun and moon were the first human clocks (just with VERY large increments of time <g>). Ther mermaid is a manifestation (otherwise known as a symbol) for the conscious and subconscious halves of a person.

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