Fuko Ueda’s “Bubble of Sea” Little Mermaid Paintings

Fuko Ueda's "Bubble of Sea 1"

Fuko Ueda’s “Bubble of Sea 1”

Fuko Ueda’s “Bubble of Sea 1” (above) and “Bubble of Sea 2” (below) are excellent examples of literature in the media as they were inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” These two pieces were made for her “Flower of Memory” show at Thinkspace Gallery earlier this year.

Fuko Ueda's "Bubble of Sea 2"

Fuko Ueda’s “Bubble of Sea 2”

In a writeup on the Hi-Fructose blog they state that Ueda burnt the edges of the paper to commemorate the sad ending of the original story. It’s nice to see something “Little Mermaid” inspired that has nothing to do with the Disney movie. The original story is so beautiful and tragic it’s infinitely more compelling.

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