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On the Art of Mermaids

If you've ever wondered about mermaids, this is the article for you.  Takeshi Yamada's "On the Art of Mermaids" is available online.  And Yamada knows his stuff: he wins awards for his mermaids.  Here he is with his 6 foot long Fiji Mermaid at the opening reception of the 9th Annual Mermaid Show at the Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn.


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Reader Comments (3)

is this mermaid behimnde him real? or a sculpture?

anyway i think mermaids are probably ugly in real life!
because ther skin is always in water wich would make it wrinkeled.the teeth are nasty because they have nothing to clean it!but hay,if they are beautiful they are magiic

p.s.i am a beliver
March 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergoo goo
i thought mermids r not true but after reading this article i am confused so pls tell mermids r true or not? because am marine biologist so i want to know this.
September 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkamala
Hey! Since seeing this i have become obsessed with finding out whether or not mermaids are real. I read somewhere that there is no proof though i would like to know whether or not this mermaid behind him really is a mermaid or merely a sculpture. I have also seen very life like photos of mermaid sightings. I would very much like to know if they are truly real.
Thank you!
February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHope

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