Set in a mini theatre upon the end of a seaside pier or even staged in a place not unlike the MinackTheatre in Cornwall, a couple meet, clearly romantically inclined. However, there is a disturbance in this seeming idyl and hints of danger prevail. I must have been in love at this time and only just aware of my careless infatuation.
Entering stage left, from the wings, a male figure wearing only a pair of swimming trunks appears to prostrate himself before the woman he worships, his body held up, supported by invisible water, his hair weaving in the unseen current like dark seaweed.
Stage centre, the brazenly bear chested female of the satire dangles a heart contemptuously over a bucket of real water and, as a shower of roses fall about her, a symbolic fish flaps upon the boards, proverbially out of water. On closer inspection we see that she has a fishes tail and that she is, perhaps a mermaid or Siren wearing ironically mocking multiple life belts. Flying above this, and to continue and embelish its nautical theme is the sea-going signal flag for O or Oscar or Man Overboard.
Love, Maritime, Mermaid, Siren, Fantasy, Symbolic, Lifebuoy, Nude, , Original Printmaking, Love Printmaking