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Dream of mermaids. 1963. Folding Triptych 3 Panel. Carved wood, metal hinges and oil on canvas mounted on wood panels. Leonora Carrington.
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Our dear friend and comrade, John Welson, shared this poem and image, along with the following message:

“I have found another mermaid/merman/merperson drawing from 1978 this time. The title on the rear is in fact a short poem and reads:

Tide turned
cut loose
waters wept
blade admonished
fin glimpsed
Tide turned

beneath the waves
return.”

As always, we urge siren spotters everywhere to continue sharing their research findings with us at lasirenasurrealistgroup@gmail.com.

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‘Siren’ (Oil on Canvas, 1900) by Odilon Redon
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The Race

Hand cut collage by Darren Thomas
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Our good friend, John Welson, kindly shared the following siren images with us, and I include his original commentary: “In 1969/70 I painted this painting (in two different versions):

Whilst it acquired the title of, ‘Drama in the Paddock’ having just found an old photo of the work I see that on the rear of the photograph it had a different title, for back then I titled it, ‘The Time of the Mermaid’.


I revisited the theme a couple of times in later years.

in 1976…
and finally in 1982.

I thought I would share this with you.

Warmest greetings to you all.
In friendship.”

John

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Darren and I recently took a trip to Battlesbridge – an historic village in Essex that is famous for its Victorian mill, which has since been converted into an antiques centre. The former mill houses many antique collectibles, as well an extensive selection of craft materials that are perfect for collaging. Among them, we discovered the below siren statue.

Our global network of researchers at lasirenasurrealistgroup@gmail.com are dedicated to finding sirens all over the world. Can you help them in their mission to uncover the secrets of the sirens?

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Our dear friend and regular contributor to the blog, John Richardson, recently went siren spotting in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and kindly shared this report with us: “Wandering through Stamford we spotted this…..We liked the image and the play on words which it suggested to us…”. The results of this fruitful excursion are displayed below.

As always, we urge siren spotters everywhere to continue sharing their research findings with us at lasirenasurrealistgroup@gmail.com.

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We would like to thank our dear friend, Christine Haller – whom we had the pleasure of meeting at the International Exhibition of Surrealism in Cairo – for sending us an image of an Egyptian siren, along with the following caption: “As I noticed, you collect images of sirens, and I would love to share a photo of a gorgeous one that I encountered during a visit at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It is part of an Egyptian object which shows many other fantastic creatures”. 

Both the siren and the mystery object it inhabits are not accompanied with a description and we would be most grateful to learn more about them. Thus, should you uncover any of their secrets, please alert our research team at lasirenasurrealistgroup@gmail.com, where we can categorise the object and continue to curate an international database of sirens.

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My very good friends and long-time film collaborators, Abby and Christopher Webb, recently travelled to New York to celebrate their wedding anniversary, where they experienced a chance encounter with a native Mexican siren at Chelsea Market, seen below in all her glory promoting folk art, crafts and clothing from many regions of Mexico.

We thank our friends and comrades for their continued support in our cross-cultural mission to unite all sirens around the world and raise awareness of their existence within reality, as well as in dreams and mythology. As always, please alert our research team at lasirenasurrealistgroup@gmail.com if you encounter one of these majestic creatures along your travels.

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‘An Image Being Detached From Meaning’

Digital Collage by Doug Campbell