Puteri Laut (Mermaid) - by Pamela Hardy 2003
This work is available for purchase. The size is 36" by 60" which equates to 915mm by 1520mm in metric. The medium is oil on canvas and the asking price is 9450 Australian Dollars negotiable (inclusive of shipping and insurance). Interested parties should contact Pam by email (see contacts).
Balinese say to their children each day
you must never wear blue and green
for these are the colours of Lara Kidulshe will steal you away if she can
beware my child take care my child
for there’s monsters and demons all manner of evil . . .
always look to the mountains high
and stay on the land in between
hear what I say be careful don’t stray
stay away from the Queen of the Sea
she will beg you to play
and then take you away
forever to sleep in the watery deep
anak you must listen to what I say
take care my child, beware my child
never wear blue and green
*This story or kidung (song) is based on a legend told about Kangjeng Ratu or Nyai Lara, Goddess of the Southern Ocean.