The Mariana Mermaid (The Norns Series)
Coloured Pencil Drawing on Tan Toned Paper by Sam Pickett, 2020
The Mariana Mermaid is part of a larger series (six pieces in total, three of which are currently being exhibited at the Amina Malik Gallery, London).
In Norse Mythology the Norns are female beings that rule the destiny of gods and humans alike. In the realms of psychology we will often find computer terminology e.g ‘reprogramming our behaviour’ to aid human understanding in the context of the era. In Freudian times the steam engine was the great invention of the day. Phrases like ‘letting off steam’ appeared in sync with the general understanding of the times. In the 1500’s Giordano Bruno proposed that the stars were distant Suns surrounded by their own planets. He did this long before the technology was in place to confirm anything through an intuitive imaginative leap. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” Arthur C Clark.
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Sam Pickett (1987) is a self-taught british fine artist operating largely in the London / Surrey area since 2017. Inspired by the renaissance masters such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo and later Caravaggio, Francis Bacon, through to AI generated art and the writing of Yuval Noah Harari. Read More
Coloured Pencil on Tan Toned Paper, Mounted onto Black Card Paper
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