I like to swim and to make images of swimming.
Here a man and woman are meeting under water.
In Jungian psychology they symbolize the meeting
of the masculine and feminine aspects of the
personality in the process of individuation. It is
the union of the conscious and the unconscious
mind to achieve personality integration. The man,
whose eyes are open, represents consciousness,
swimming underwater to the woman, whose eyes
are closed, representing the unconscious mind. It
becomes a diving into oneself for union, a desire
to bring knowing into the unknown.
METAPHOR
Oil on canvas, 31 x 52 in.