KONTRAST COMMEMORATIVE FIGURE
This outstanding Resin Kit has been realized by the joint effort between the team behind Mindwork Original series and Michal Maslowski, brain of the organization of the Festival.
All profits from the sale will be used to enrich the cultural offer at Kontrast.
HOW IT WORKS?
WARSAW MERMAID is a limited edition Available only for 7 days ( from 8th May to 14th of May 2023) at special price of 40 Euro (+VAT if eligible) instead of 50 Euro (+Vat).
Few copies will be available on site too, but is strongly recommended to reserve your copy in advance to avoid the out of stock during the Festival.
Thanks to this Pre Order you will be able to add this figure to your collection and support the growth of the Festival.
You will be able to ask for shipping to your delivery address or to reserve the pick up at Mindwork Booth during Kontrast – Festiwal Malarstwa Figurkowego 2023.
|Basic concept:||Michał Masłowski, Krzysztof Kobalczyk|
|Art:||Federica Porpora – Mindwork Art Department|
|Sculptor:||Leila Khalili – Mindwork Art Department|
|Box art:||Matteo Di Diomede|
|Size base to top:||90mm|
|Material:||High-quality resin casted by Mindwork Games|
|Limited edition:||Kontrast Commemorative Figure|
WARSAW MERMAID is a tribute to the city of Warsaw:
A long time ago, when Warsaw was a fishing village, the sea and the river were inhabited by golden-haired mermaids. One day, one of them set off from the Baltic to the south. She swam along the Vistula, admiring the landscapes she passed, and when she got tired, she decided to rest on the sandy bank of the river at the foot of today’s Old Town. The area seemed beautiful to the mermaid. “How nice it is here! “Why would not I live here?” she thought, and she did. During the day she splashed in the shallows and she spent the nights in the deep. She liked to play tricks, and the local fishermen suspected that someone was stirring the water and taking fish from their nets!
“We have to do something about this pest!” they shouted. The mermaid was not scared of the fishermen and began to sing a song about the Vistula.
The animals listened to her singing: the beavers raised their snouts from their burrows, and the cormorants sat on drifting logs. The fishermen were moved so much that they gave up their plans and promised that they would not harm the mermaid.
There was still danger, however, for the mermaid. One day, a greedy merchant decided to get rich on her beautiful voice by putting her on display at fairs. He tricked her, kidnapped her and imprisoned her in a wooden chest. The mermaid, accustomed to freedom, was very unhappy. Her crying was heard by the young son of a fisherman who with his friends released her and punished the evil merchant severely. The joyous mermaid, thankful for being free again, pledged to the fishermen that she would always guard them and their village. Over time, the small fishing village became a large and beautiful city.
Today, the image of the mermaid armed with a sword and shield appears in the coat of arms of Warsaw.
It is said that from time to time, the mermaid emerges from the Vistula and looks at the ever-changing capital. Who knows, maybe you will see her? Look around carefully, because the mermaid can be found in many places in Warsaw. There are mermaid monuments in the Old Town Square, on the Vistula River and on the Markiewicz viaduct near the Hotel Bristol. Find the one that will charm you!