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Heartbeat of the Sea

Heartbeat of the Sea
30” x 22”
Graphite on Arches Watercolor Paper
Available in carbon ink prints

…And Her Heartbeat rules the Tides of the Seas

This drawing I did for my wife and daughter, my true mermaids. A line of a poem is the inspiration for the title.

I imagined a clear glass vase filled with an Octopus, whose tentacles are filling it so full they spill outside. Tropical flowers of Heliconia and Torch Ginger are the botanical component symbolizing our love for the tropics.

In the globe the Mermaid rests safely with her Octopus on a shell within a bed of pearls.