"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"
— John Lennon
The painting is inspired by reading The Little Mermaid--not the Disney version.
Initially this was just going to be about the mermaid, but on my downtime I came across this fourteenth century drawing of a mandrake.
A mandrake root for those that don't know, is a root that is in the shape of a human. It has a long history rooted in superstition but has also been used as a pain-killer. I will note that it is poisonous.
Anyway, I took the idea further in my mind and started imagining this world between the Garden of Eden and a Midsummer's Nights Dream. So I came to this...