A painting that contrasts the man-made with the natural landscape, based on a diagonal satellite view of Florida reaching from the Bay of Biscayne through the great watershed of the Everglades to Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The halfway point of the painting is the transition between the Everglades National Park and the greater Miami area; the painting is equally divided between the two types of landscape, just as a mermaid is half human and half fish. The painting is an elaboration of the design for Atlantis, a permanent glass installation for the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The Mermaid: Two Incompatible Systems Intimately Linked, Ellen Harvey, 2020. Acrylic and oil on 60 aluminum panels, each 40″ x 60″ (1.02 x 1.52 m). Overall height 10 ft (3.05 m). Overall width 100 ft (30. 48 m). Photography: Etienne Frossard.
Installation Photography: Thierry Bal.