Siren's Song

Gail Potocki's avatar Gail Potocki

In ancient Greek mythology, the singing voice of the Siren was said to lure sailors to their watery demise at sea. In my contemporary interpretation of the myth, "Siren's Song", she is portrayed at the ocean itself with her long flowing dress transforming into undulating waves and the continuing blueness of the sea; her voice, not the harbinger of doom, but rather one of warning and sorrow. She walks forward dragging the sea and all it's devastation behind her as she glances back over her shoulder at melting ice, oil spills, and seabirds trapped in plastic; all parts of the rippling repercussions from our ocean's modern drama.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Medium: Oil on Linen
  • Width: 119 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 88 inches