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  • Hand made screen print on archival paper.

    Image size approximately 20cm x 20cm. Mat size 40cm x 40cm.

    Framed option in timber frame and glass, 42cm x 42cm.

    Free shipping within Australia.


    This hand made print old examines old fashioned storytelling, using both text and imagery to highlight the often complex and contradictory lessons we teach our children. The image of a mermaid is printed over text from the Sea Shell's rhyme.


    The mermaid references the fairy tale of the Little Mermaid and the recent elevation of the mermaid as a popular heroine. In folklore, mermaids are seductive sirens who employ their beauty and their voice to lure men to their watery deaths. 


    This is in contrast to the Sea Shells tongue twister, which was inspired by the Victoria- era fossil hunter named Mary Anning. As pioneering palaeontologist, Anning was responsible for the discovery of several categories of animals. The names of women like Mary Anning, who succeeded in the face of prejudice, remain largely uncelebrated in popular culture, while the sexy mermaid continues to remain popular.

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      If you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return your artwork in it's original condition within 14 days for a refund. Return postage is at the cost of the buyer.

    • Postage

      Free standard postage within Australia. Quotes for postage oversea available upon request.

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