Two fishes out of water, 2017
lightjet print
127 x 102 cm; (framed)
Edition of 5 + 2 APs

Deacon pokes fun at the Disney version of the Little Mermaid by recasting her two nieces, who are posing in her suburban backyard, as the mythological heroine. Disney’s Little Mermaid has white skin and red hair, and yearns to join humanity above water so much that she is prepared to sacrifice who she is, including the power of speech. Deacon’s Blak mermaids have no desire to change who they are. They appear bored, content to play on their smartphones and jet water with the hose.

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