The ocean represents the subconscious, the unknown parts of the mind, the dark, hidden depths of the ocean standing for unknown, unexplored thoughts, emotions, feelings, that are not visible on the surface. In my paintings a person can face a symbol of his own subconciousness, going deep into her own emotions and her mind.The ocean also stands for the soul. The tranquil, inner part of oneself, that lies at the core. The images of the still, deep ocean represents the deepness of the soul.Which brings us to the next part, the equation of the ocean and nature. the ocean represents the untouched part, not part of urban life subjugated by authorities, hierarchies, repressive and "artificial" culture etc.