La Sirene, The Mermaid
14"H x 11" W x 1" D
Acrylic on Glass Metal Found Object
La Sirene is one of the most charming Voodoo spirits. The archetypal mermaid, La Sirene is strongly associated with the moon and water. She is a dreamer and a romantic, and her undersea realm is rich in treasures and exotic pleasures. She is especially generous with her gifts, bestowing wealth and luxury upon her followers, and has even been said to invite worshipers to her enchanted undersea realm. In her darker aspect she is seen as a temptress, the siren who seduces men with her bewitching song, and like the sea, she is a dangerous mistress, stormy and proud. As restless and tireless as the tides, she can also inspire passionate artistic works in those who follow her.