Maria and Lora both gave mermaids to Richard (me). Up until this point the object of the pieces was to do portraits and catch some of the doll’s history, preserve it, and provide the doll a stable place to be stored. The mermaid dolls were new, no history. The attempted solution was to do photo shoots at the beach. This gave the dolls a history and a fun context. The photographs were latter incorporated with the dolls into final pieces. Turned out well.
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Ray at Night was a lot of fun for quite a while. Latter Art gave way to Beer, which is much more marketable and tastes better.