Super Wind-y Hair Girl

Super Wind-y Hair Girl as an avatar of the Siren Queen

The Siren goes by many names, from Disney’s Little Mermaid to La Siren in Haitian vodou to Mami Wata, the mermaid goddess of wealth floating through mythology across Central and Western Africa.

Wood torso of a female with upraised arm holding one snake in her proper right hand, draped over her shoulders with the tail paralleling her proper left arm. A second snake circles her waist with its head under the woman's chin. The hair is made of raffia and the face and arms are painted pink with a blue blouse and a white belt. The snakes are black with small white spots and larger yellow spots.
Mami Wata figure. Late 20th Century. Smithsonian Collections.

Carnival Art has it’s own avatar of La Siren, the Super Wind-y Hair Girl. She was invented by a young artist in the first ever workshop in what would become Carnival Arts: a superhero monologue workshop. The Super Wind-y Hair Girl had super wind-y hair, of course. She could use her locks to fly and even used them as a weapon, like that time when her friend was being attacked by a giant spider and she had to use her hair to fight him off.

Super Wind-y Hair Girl Masks made by Miami Bridge Central artists
Mermaid with Snake Head made by Miami Bridge Homestead artists
Snake with Mermaid Head made by Miami Bridge Homestead Artists
Carnival Arts procession boat bears in Super Wind-y Hair girl masks with Naomi Campbell mannequin
Memory boat bearers wear Super Wind-y Hair Girl Masks. La Siren aka Naomi Campbell mannequin with super wind-y hair and snake looks on.