Oh look, a mermaid! – ChantillyOnTop

Why did you pick this picture?

With this sculpture I used a variety of techniques because the different components in it needed it. I really like how they work together and form a balanced output.

Where did the idea for this art come from?

I honestly thought narwhals where non-existing fantasy animals. Like unicorns. So when I found out they where real, it felt a little like the first time I encountered fireflies. Magical. So I had to give the narwhal something as magical as he gave me. 

What does this art mean to you?

Although it’s colorful, shiny and pleasant to look at, of course it’s a horrible thing the mermaid gets impaled. But for me, this is a metaphor of how mankind treats everything surrounding him. Whether it’s intentional or not, a lot of times the human race damages the gorgeous elements nature gave us.

What can you tell us about yourself?

I’ve always loved dreaming. And although I was told not to dream so much while I was growing up, I’m very happy I never stopped. I hope I can forever do the thing I have always loved; telling stories through one or multiple images. This way, people can take a look inside the world in my head. Enter, wander around, be inspired and be prepared to get a little scare here and there.

What more can you tell us about your art?

My work exists out of small sculptures and dioramas. The creatures in my work seem to be frozen in time, like they are taken from a film-still. They seem to have a message for the viewer, or perhaps they’re reflecting an element of mankind’s nature that is too harsh to show without the disguise of allegory.

To see more of ChantillyOnTop’s work please follow the link below to see their instgram page 

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