About the Book
in every culture in the world throughout history.
There is a wealth of mystery and allure to these beautiful creatures.
Delving deeper into the mythological lore,
mermaids are quite contemporary in their independence;
especially of spirit but also of how to live one's life true to
one's personal aspirations, unrelated to any norm.
The mermaid is alluring,
because she is not only delicately feminine,
but also intelligent and engaging,
and a formidable adversary, if crossed.
The mermaids wanted to be loving,
but were never willing to be caught in a net of any kind.
In responding to creating mermaids,
there are ephemeral and real qualities ~
a genuine spirit,
a loveliness of person,
an enthusiasm for life,
a quest for something out of reach,
a warmth and vibrancy,
a living in affirmation,
and a trust that these photo collages would be
a visual art to make one wonder about the
magic of life under the sea,
and a belief that living life every day could be blessed
... as a mermaid.
MFA, Fine Art Photography, Portraiture. Studied with John Gossage, Advisors: Sam Gilliam, Claudia DeMonte, Anne Truitt; David C. Driskell. BS, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Université de Bourgogne Dijon, France St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University St. Petersburg, Russia Who's Who in American Art Who's Who of American Women Who's Who in the World Photographs purchased: The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Crowell & Moring, Arnold & Porter, Virginia Power, National Strategy Information Center. Photographs in: Georgetown University, "Special Collections," The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Morris Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Polish History Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Mississippi Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, A gold coin of Harrison's portrait of Jan Karski, The National Bank of Poland, 2014 2019 Day Eight Award for Service: Lifetime Achievement to the Arts