These mythological creatures from the sea are found in Irish, Scottish, Faroese, and Icelandic folklore.
The stories frequently revolve around selkies being coerced into relationships with humans by someone stealing and hiding their sealskin, often not regaining the skin until years later upon which they commonly return to the sea, forsaking their human family.(wiki)
This wonderful theme brought to life by Sj Tucker‘s musical brilliance and storytelling and reading from Catherynne M. Valente’s books in songs Eshkol and Seafearing satyr has been my inspiration.Weaving this magical skin of the selkies using teal, navy blue, turquoise, dark green, silver, white, mother of pearl coloured yarn, crimson, scarlet and deep ruby red I tried to depict the cold deep waters, the seaweed, the glimpse of white seal bodies mingling with the waves’ foam on the surface of the sea while the crimson stands for the hot blood of these creatures and their beating hearts.
Material : wool, mixed wool with synthetics, hand spun long wool, angora, cotton, viscose, polyamide, polyester
Length 300 cm
Width 56 cm
Weight 870 gr
Price: 400 Euros
Model: Milan Kovacević
Photographer: Danilo Mataruga, Vladimir Gasic Photography