The 1989 movie "The Little Mermaid" is based on the Hans Christian Anderson story of the same name, but Ariel from the movie has quite a different personality than the mermaid in the 1837 story!
The wood is 4" square and 1/4" thick hard maple, cut by hand on a scroll saw. She's finished with 3 coats of a water-based polyurethane for water resistance, and backed with 1/8" thick cork painted to highlight the design - these deskorations can double as coasters! Each deskoration is unique since hard maple wood grain is quite variable.
Be sure to order a stand to proudly display your new purchase on your desk or mantel - you can find them here: https://centuryartisans.com/products/deskoration-stands
NOTE: I love matching just the right wood to the design...notice the maple in the photos looks a bit like waves...that's on purpose!