Mermaid Spring is a new work of interdisciplinary music theatre focused on deep co-creation, slow process and social handcraft. The story is inspired by Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, where since 1947, women have worked as professional mermaids. Set between pleasure and panic, Mermaid Spring asks: how is our enjoyment of a place complicit in its destruction? For a full description of the project, visit The Public Swoon.
We invited celebrated textile artist Debra Sparrow to speak to the practice of weaving, the gift of nature, and the gift of connection through artmaking. Debra Sparrow is a representative of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nation and a weaving artist on these unceded lands. You can read more about her project, Blanketing the City, here.