Inaugurated in 2019, the mural is a highlight on the wall of one of the buildings in Borgo dei Cappuccini, number 179, just outside the centre of Livorno.
It depicts a bottled mermaid, holding a narwhal that symbolises a corkscrew. The bottle is a historical reference to messages sent by sailors in the past, a homage to the city of Livorno and an invitation to remove the cork from the bottle and free your thoughts, harnessed in the bottle like the mermaid.
Marco Burresi, known as Zed 1, is the street artist from the province of Florence who has created his unique murals around the world. Due to his predilection for figurative art, he has created a world of humanoid puppets which, despite their lifeless nature, interact with the reality around them, evolving in space and time.