The seas used to be crystal clear. Only wooden vessels will cross, and only on rare occasions, big gliding wood transporting a large number of people. With too little trash thrown into the oceans in the past, mermaids should have had it simple. Whether or not people throw them, they will disintegrate as planned and do no harm to anyone.

In any case, today’s oceans are barely livable. In the end, this advanced mermaid enjoys spending time with humans. A sweet, wholesome tale about a mermaid’s everyday life in modern times, with two young men attempting to change the world one plastic pack at a time

The Little Mermaid was written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen in 1836, and it has been revised on a regular basis since then. The 1989 Disney film is perhaps the most well-known version of the plot. Despite the fact that this was 30 years ago, German artist Stephanie Hermes (a.k.a. s0s2) decided to create a modern-day mermaid.Her series, aptly titled The Little Trashmaid, brilliantly reconsiders sea pollution in a way that is as precise as it is depressing

Take a look at these images that were made for a particular reason as you scroll down. The aim is to raise public consciousness about the risks of water contamination. If it inspires you, share it with others to help the artist spread her message around the world.

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Image Source : s0s2tagram

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Stephanie Hermes, a German artist, used her artistic talents to paint what Ariel would look like if her wonderful sea domain was covered in plastic sacks and straws, as well as other waste that we’ve polluted the world’s seas with in recent years.

Image Source : s0s2tagram

Image Source : s0s2tagram

Image Source : s0s2tagram

Image Source : s0s2tagram

Image Source : s0s2tagram

Of course, even Ariel’s bright smile can’t mask the fact that we need to do something to clean up what’s polluting our seas today.

Stephanie has her own Instagram account, where she frequently posts motivational illustrations that raise public awareness. She has an Instagram following of 828K people.