The sculptural project "Once Upon a Time" draws inspiration from both classic fairy tales and local fairy tales from Bohemia. It delves into the themes of gender inequality and the persistent gender roles that permeate our daily lives. By exploring the erroneous lessons embedded in individual fairy tales, the artist playfully sheds light on these chosen themes.
This sculpture critically examines "The Little Mermaid" and its portrayal of sacrificing one's entire identity and voice in order to attain a partner. The mermaid sculpture boldly depicts the act of severing her tail with a metal saw, creating an even more gruesome transformation than depicted in the fairy tale. Through this vivid representation, the artist emphasizes the absurdity of such a sacrifice.