Chris Berens

Gilbert (Gilly)

mixed media on panel
18 x 13 cm 2020

Gilbert is a gentle sea monster. She has been waiting for her lover to return for many centuries now. She has a spotlight on her day and night and only wants to be seen from her good side. Around a centuries ago, she accidentally crashed into a large ship and parts of it she now wears as fashionable accessories. Some might find her vain, but she has her beacon lit for her husband to be able to find her and she wears her finest gown and jewelry for when he does.

GILLY is a beacon of hope. She is faithful, considerate and courteous and wants to make an effort for her loved ones to feel welcome and at home.

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