By Terry Trucco
That changed the next day. Armed with acrylic paints, India ink and an idea from a recent visit to Iceland, artist Danica Novgorodoff rolled up her virtual sleeves and got to work.
There wasn’t much to see at first, as passers-by may have noted gazing in through the enormous window that fronts the Lexington Avenue bar. The layout of the panels wasn’t quite as Novgorodoff envisioned, necessitating an eleventh-hour change of plans. “For a long time I just stood there, thinking,” she said during a chat in the bar.
But once she solved the puzzle of the panels, she moved fast. By the time late Sunday afternoon rolled around, bar goers sipping mojitos and Bloody Marys could also drink in Novgorodoff’s hauting graphic narrative of “The Mermaid of Slettusandur,” a dark Icelandic folktale riddled with death, deception and mysterious sea creatures, including a rapacious mermaid who’s distinctly non-Disney. (more…)