The Little Mermaid- The Dance

“Never had she danced so beautifully; the sharp knives cut her feet, but she did not feel it, for the pain in her heart was far greater... A dreamless, eternal night awaited her, for she had no soul and had not been able to win one. Until midnight all was gaiety aboard the ship, and the mermaid danced and laughed with the thought of death in her heart."

From the book "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen. Book Dummy available here.

2015, Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, colored pencil and fabric, 8x15"