Artist reminds us to forget mermaids, selkies are where it's at

Inspired by seeing some sea lions while in Oregon for a week, artist Phillip Light drew some "seal. . . maids." Just look at the personality in their faces.

Mermaids are played out guys, and selkies are ripe for a pop culture takeover. Just compare the sheer number of appearances by mermaids in film, TV, and books to the appearances of selkies. Plus, if you had a choice, wouldn't you rather be part seal than part fish?

Artist reminds us to forget mermaids, selkies are where it's at

See more of Light's work at his tumblr or get some of it at his store.