I made this in January after taking a winter break to spend time with my new daughter. Over the holidays, I had been speaking with someone about commissioning a papercut featuring mermaids. After weeks of mermaid doodles, I somehow came up with this idea. To make it seem more luminous, I cut colored vellum and used a floating frame. It looks great in a window, but unfortunately at night it came out way too dark. I may end up re-framing it with standard paper.