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Sometimes I dream about running away and becoming a mermaid. Finding an old abandoned sailboat to live on, out in the middle of nowhere…

Then, I remember I am from a landlocked state and can’t swim very well. So, instead, I’ll just day dream and reflect these hopes and dreams through  my hands, creating sculptures until I learn to swim.

Maybe in my next lifetime I will come back as a mermaid.

© 2016 Jodie Atherton


Ceramics, handmade paper, rocks, handmade glass box, driftwood, silk cloth, beads

19.25 x 9 x 15 inches