Mermaid with Flipped Tail

In Haitian Oil Drum art, the designs are chalked out on flattened steel oil drums and then cut out with a mallet and chisel. Characteristics of these metal sculptures include areas that are concave or convex, intricate patterns are created by hammering in "bumps" of different heights.

Mermaids have been with us for centuries. They have crossed boundaries of time and space, with one culture enriching the mermaid lore of another. Haitians have her in the form of La Sirene, blended from versions as diverse as the Ancient Greeks, Renaissance Europeans and the tribes of West Africa.

This is a Little Mermaid that can hang on your wall. She is very nice because she is La Sirene a Goddess and Protector of the Fisherman and the people who go out to the sea. She is small in size but big in protection and plays her music.  She is definitely underwater royalty with crown of sea creatures with her tail flipping dimensionally forward.

A well-accomplished artist of considerable talent, Nicolson Mathieu has great range of vision. From grapes on the vine to flip-tailed mermaids, his works run from classic and timeless to whimsical. A rather shy, soft-spoken man, he nevertheless has a playful, humorous side.