Graphite and pastel on paper, c. 41.25 x 28.5 in., Private Collection
and also as an
Archival print available in multiple sizes
Two little merboys stay quietly underwater
while the sea currents stir their hair. One
holds the trumpet of annunciation while the
other has a book in his hands. On its cover
is the Hebrew letter Aleph, the beginning of
the alphabet and the beginning of new
things. The book in turn supports a candle
to light the way. In Jungian psychology,
images appearing underwater can be seen
as aspects of our unconscious mind. They
may be ideas that we do not yet consciously
realize. The little merboys also represent
facets of our mind that help bring hidden
potential into our waking consciousness and
into the world.