The Ningyo

Mixed Media Assemblage

15″H x 6″W x 4″D

The wooden board reads

"The Life of a Ningyo
Is a sad, friendless one,
As she fears they will eat her
Alas she has none.

For the meat of a Ningyo,
A delight to consume,
Yet to catch one is said to bring
Heartache and doom.

So her dreams of true friendship 
Never can be.
For even the fishermen
Toss her back to the sea."

The Ningyo is a mythical, ill-fated sea creature from Japanese folklore, forever destined to be alone.

The artdoll assemblage of a hand-painted vinyl doll and felt is mounted on water-colored board.