Met with my Artrovert colleagues recently to create “Out of the Blue” – a new artists’ book.
What’s the subject? It takes place deep down below the surface – literally and metaphorically.
H.C. Andersen once described the it: “Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface of the water above. There dwell the Sea King and his subjects.”
In other words, the scene is set somewhere between imaginative adventures, and depth psychology where, according to C. C. Jung, large bodies of water (oceans, lakes, pools) symbolize the unconscious and our emotions. As with the ocean, we often see the surface, but cannot easily see into the depths.
However, it’ is in the stream of emotions we experience being connected with other people in what Jung called the collective unconscious.
These are the layers we circle around in our recent piece “Out of the Blue”, now ready for shipping to Italy.
((Some of the) photos: Thanks to Lis & Giuli) 😉