Character Study: Mermaids

Three koi-themed mermaids float together. Two in the front are interacting directly; the mermaid on the right holds and glares at a locket the one on the left is wearing, as he looks on with a sympathetic smile. They are holding onto one another. The figure in the back watches the other two, not touching either of them.
A character from a Dungeons & Dragons campaign, portrayed here as three different stages of his life interacting as mermaids. Chronologically, he moves from left to right; the middle stage struggles to let go of his previous self despite obvious negative feelings about himself, while the right-most and most recent self begins to drift away, symbolizing his learning to let go of who he was before despite still looking back. June 2020.

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