(116 x 75 cm) Various materials on canvas
 
Aimé Lesage (Fr)

 
Aimé Lesage got his inspiration for this artwork by reading an old medieval poem that warns about a dark secret that is hiding beneath the surface of the sea without describing what it really is. Instinctively he thought of the great biblical sea creature: Leviathan. But then he thought what could possibly be the metaphor described by this poet. It is mysterious and vague like the poem itself. The mystery is represented by the ocean. When you take a closer look at the water, you see that something isn´t right. It looks dry, quite unnatural for water to be. The threat is coming out from the deep through wards the light. The danger is our perception of things and by which we mostly overlook the real threat. Mr. Lesage leaves it up to our imagination to find out what that thing can possibly be, from what we get a glimpse at the bottom of the painting.