PERMAID is an ongoing project since 2014 in which a duo of artists, using a faceless mermaid, create and capture subtle and not-so-subtle moments in time to reflect the human condition. Permaid is multi faceted- spanning from photography to social media to guerilla performance art. She has been censored by a multitude of social media outlets. Deemed too explicit and/or sexual -despite a lack of genitalia or face. Her story, at times, becomes a reflection of the thoughts and attitudes of the viewer. It’s interesting and uplifting to note that many people of different races and religions have expressed their humor in Permaid and are not offended when they encounter her online or in person.
She is a very serious joke. Permaid’s message is for freedom, human & animal rights, environmental awareness, and human connection. She has worked closely with PETA in the past and likes to attend an occasional political protest.
These three pictures are stills from Permaid's upcoming piece entitled ⌘5, a video about Permaid's nightmares.