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Lewis / A Stoical Pursuit #17

Lewis / A Stoical Pursuit #17

Open Edition


Please note that crop placement may vary from the actual print.


  • Printed on archival Giclée Fine Art paper for lasting quality
  • Prints come with a white border 


The processing time for open edition prints is expected to be in the range of 7 - 10 working days. We appreciate your patience as our sustainable, made-to-order approach takes a little extra time, but ensures the highest quality for your print.


鲮鱼 Merchild


An enigmatic mer-creature, the "Merchild," defies the traditional image of innocence with a twist that aligns it with a gang of rebellious sea denizens. Its demeanour exudes a hint of mischief, marked by a unique characteristic — fish tattoos adorning its aquatic skin.


In its hand, the Merchild holds a lollipop, a cherished treat from childhood. However, this seemingly innocent confection carries a cheeky reference to the portrayals of "gang members" in popular culture. Much like the iconic chewing gum or toothpick clenched between the teeth, particularly notable in Hong Kong action movies of a certain genre, the lollipop becomes a playful symbol of nonchalant defiance.


Notably, the Merchild serves as a subtle reference to Nezha, the revered deity and divine warrior of Chinese mythology. In Nezha's tale, childhood plays a significant role, and the inclusion of the lollipop is a nod to this youthful aspect, connecting the Merchild's mischievous charm to Nezha's own adventurous spirit.


Incorporating this subversive element into the Merchild's character infuses the mural with a rich layer of cultural commentary. It challenges preconceived notions and creates an intriguing juxtaposition between the whimsical and the rebellious. The Merchild represents a departure from conventional mermaid folklore, embracing a new narrative that questions stereotypes and celebrates the art of reinvention.


As the Merchild takes its place within the mural, it prompts viewers to explore the multifaceted nature of symbolism, where even the most whimsical elements can carry profound significance. It is a testament to the artist's ingenuity in blending tradition and modernity, yielding a thought-provoking and engaging work of art. 

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