Kim Workman – Melusina

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As many know, the gallery has featured Haitian art depicting mythological figures in a variety of media. I personally love “La Sirene”, as she appeared in metal sculptures, vodou flags and paintings. Now, the always-talented Kim Workman has taught me about “Melusina”, a mermaid figure from Celtic folklore and mythology. In this exquisite work of art, just arrived at the gallery, the artist uses the same technique as her “fish rubbings”. The artist has done a rubbing of a friends’ (I hope) face and body, and from that, created this painting. There are some beautiful raised areas (nautilus, seahorse, lobster), which Ms Workman has created with acrylic and crushed marble paste. The fish rubbings are juvenile African pompano, and rubbings of tarpon fish scales were used to create scales on her thighs! It’s the second multi-canvas work I’ve had of hers in the gallery. I love this paining!

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