Evolution Mermaid

2021

I originally did this sleeve sometime around 2003, and at the time it was a groundbreaking piece for me. Fast forward nearly 20 years, with a bunch of outdoor adventuring in between, and the sleeve was ready for an extensive overhaul--with coverups in some sections to improve design composition. This fun idea pairs classical mermaid symbolism with the evolution of life, beginning with single celled organisms near deep sea vents, and culminating with the first legged fish crawling onto the shore. And the rest is history...