This is my new addition to my girls collection “Darwin’s Daughter”, I named her Cheli.
I have been asked by many to create a mermaid and this is what I came up with. Ok so Cheli is not really your typical mermaid illustration but I enjoy the way she turned out. I got whisked away on the classic story of the siren pining to be on land but with this illustration it dabbles with the thoughts of evolution as well. Like her sisters she is strongly influenced by floriography and symbolism. The Chelindonium plant in the lost language of flowers means the joys to come and compliments the Angraecum sesquipedale plant ( Darwin’s orchid) that represents hope. The very suggestive Japanese flying fish is a symbol of time and stages of evolution. This being said Cheli I feel is the classic story of The little mermaid with a scientific twist.
Have a great night every one.