My work is an ongoing analysis of self and identity through the majestic creature known as the mermaid. Humanity as a whole chooses to ignore our mortality and the organic instincts that drive us, and the mermaid reminds us of those. We choose to disregard that we are time-based, living beings that age with each passing day.

Eternal beauty, death, primal instincts; they all hang in the balance and two out of the three are overlooked in our culture. Self-reflection in front of the mirror just replicates the external self but have you ever stopped to remember what you’re made of?



Paola Rodriguez

23 year old, New York based artist in pursuit of becoming an Art Therapist.

P– perceiving opportunities
A– appointed to achieve important goals
O– open look out for the mysterious
H– hand work

Sentient– allowing yourself to feel through your senses

Art is the means for exploration

PAOH Sentient Art