Two exceptional dolphin encounters inspired this painting. I have friends who dive underwater and blow Torus bubble rings which resemble mercury colored doughnuts as they rise to the surface. We sometimes play at diving through them. I had seen dolphins blow and play with bubbles however it was awe-inspiring to see a dolphin blow then come up through the Torus bubble ring he had created. A second Torus creates a swirling vortex around the pod.
The previous day while swimming in a quiet space on the reef I (the mermaid) encountered two dolphins who “locked in” eye to eye with me. We journeyed together for almost 45 minutes in a ballet into dimensions beyond ordinary reality. I am delighted to have encountered these “Inter-dimensional Escorts”.