This piece was inspired by Japanese Netsuke... an ornamental carved button-like toggle that was worn with a kimono. Because of their function, they were often a "sculpture in the round", small and compact. The Mermaid series is about having fun. Mermaid One depicts a mermaid with her playful seal friend. This piece is mant to be held and rotated in the hand and is part of the "palm piece" series. 4.75 x 3.25 x 3.25, 2009 - ed. 50