When I published my picture with fighting mermaid, one of the artist wrote me that my character reminded him about the logo of Columbia Pictures, where the model was holding a very bright torch over her head. I remember old logo of Columbia Lady. They used this logo for fifty years but after Martin Korman said that it was becoming difficult to use the lady in ads and other printed materials. So they decided to make more simple abstract design. Frankly inspiration for me were the old legends about Sirens from different parts of Europe and all sorts of statues related to this topic.