In the First Age of Merpeople, few were the creatures able to bend the will of water to heal and cure, for the power to handle was too great in fragile hands.
But during a full moon in winter a mermaid was born from sea foam and stardust. Her name was Asrai and her healing powers were so great all the oceans and lakes knew her name - and soon sought her help for noble and less genuine reasons.
Seen what she was capable of, many creatures started worshipping her, others envied her, and few despised her. And this made Asrai grow confident, then arrogant, until she gladly took place in a temple built in her name by servants and her powers were used to heal, but only if something was gained in return.
And given to her were jewels and wisdom and beauty and all the things in the world a mermaid could desire.
But never love.
Her life was as dark and empty as the depths of the Dead Sea.
And when Lyra the even star of the Ocean of Salt fell in love with Asrai, she also fell ill for her love was not returned- for Asrai could not see beyond her arrogance.
And when Asrai saw what she had done, it was too late to profess her own newfound love because Lyra couldn’t be saved.
Asrai destroyed her temple and then faded in the darkness of long-forgotten waters.
She loves rainy days spent at home, a book in her hands, Radiohead in background. Her dream is to paint space while being in space.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.