Thavibu Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar/Burma

Artist: Jirapat Tatsanasomboon

Title: The Mermaid and The Golden Comb (after F. Botero)

Year: 2011

Technique: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 100 x 130 cm

Note: On full moon nights a mermaid will sit on the river bank admiring the beauty of the night whilst combing her hair with a golden comb. She is usually startled by the sight of a human being and will dive back into the water, accidentally leaving her golden comb behind. If her golden comb is taken by a human being, the mermaid will demand its return in their dreams. If the comb is not returned, the mermaid will make the taker of the comb her husband.