In a town with a population of 4, mermaids perform underwater for an audience seated in an underground amphitheatre.
I got quite caught up in the romanticism of this idea, particularly the part of the article which described the park in its dilapidated state - the peeling paint, the abandoned amphitheatre - it's a very descriptive article. I can see it as a film set.
I feel that my outsiders perspective differs greatly from those of the women who work here. I'd like to know what it's like to work professionally as a mermaid. It's compelling. The latex tail contraption intrigues the designer part of me, but obviously this lifestyle goes far beyond makeup, sequins, and fish accessories.
Full article here.
And here's what the park looked like in the 50's:
My online brainstorm and sketchbook. Here's what I'm working on and what I'm inspired by.