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pilar mehlis's fish people

pilar mehlis's fish people

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Strange and lovely in equal measure, these two-legged fish represent themes of migration.

Every so often, we stumble across art that makes us do a double take. Such is the case with Canada-based artist Pilar Mehlis's fish-person works – a mix of sculptures and paintings that draw you in with their strange loveliness. Pilar says the half-human, half-aquatic animals embody themes of migration and immigration, experiences which are reflected in her own life story (Pilar moved from Bolivia to Canada as a child). Take a closer look at the beautiful curiosities below. 

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