This woman has been cursed to share the form of a Portuguese man of war. While she finds some measure of comfort in a small fish that occasionally visits, it is still a fish. Despite being a few inches away from the surface of the water, she cannot lift her head to see the sky. And even if she could, she has not realized she has gone blind, and wouldn't be able to see it anyway. She is truly alone.
This piece has been featured in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's 2011 Juried Student Art Show, and is in the Spring 2012 issue of Straylight Magazine.