Love is the most powerful feeling a human can feel. It is stronger than hope, hate, and even fear. In Wisher’s Remorse it was her extreme love for him that transformed her cold scales of purple and pink into two warm legs and petite feet. It was her love for him that drove her to leave her watery paradise for a foreign land of smog, wine, and a strange fiber called cotton. Her love for him remains and her wish came true, but now she must wonder…. was it worth it?
The story continues, but we are not quite to the happy ending; or so it seems. This piece contains an uncharacteristically solemn tone, which is unlike most of Scotty’s light-hearted work. The girl is laying in a loving embrace; she’s pondering her life, her legs and the world she left behind. The word regret doesn’t quite come to the tip of the viewer’s tongue. The artist so eloquently portrayed the confusion, or Wisher’s Remorse, that has presented itself as a byproduct of choosing love over her previous life.