Meet San Francisco-based silversmith, welder, artist, and self-professed "outer space nerd" Meryl Pataky. Meryl makes magic of words and neon lights. She also looks a bit like a mermaid (if that mermaid had tattoos and wore knee socks, rode a bicycle and played with fire).
Meryl tells Live Fast Mag, "Stars and nebula are the birthplace of all of my materials." Coolest mermaid ever.
Visit Meryl Pataky's website - and see more photos of her work - here. First and third photos by Anna-Alexia Basile for Free People.