We see on the coast of the ocean a baby that sleeps peacefully in his crib-shell.
Both the shell and the baby in it constitute a part of the life-giving World Ocean. Not without reason many researchers exploring the problem of the origin of life on the Earth suppose that life emerged billions of years ago in shallow sea water.
One can speak about the origin of the baby who found himself on the desert beach. However, the picture is rather in the poetic line of metaphoric pictures painted by the artist. Especially close is this picture to the mood of the early picture “The Shell” in which the feminine and masculine elements are combined into single whole.
Maybe, they were the baby’s parents. And, since the Ocean was the foremother of life, this assumption is close to the artist’s goal.
The ocean has always served as a source of inspiration for many artists and writers in the world. Some places in the great book Moby-Dick by Herman Melville astonish us with their poetry:
“There is, one knows not what mystery about this sea, whose gently… stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath… All that we call lives and souls, lie dreaming, dreaming, still; tossing like slumberers in their beds; the ever-rolling waves but made so by their restlessness.” (Chapter 111, The Pacific)
“Hither, and thither, on high, glided the snow-white wings of small, unpeckled birds; these were the gentle thoughts of the feminine air; but to and fro in the deeps, far down in the bottomless blue, rushed… sword-fish, and sharks; and these were the strong, troubled,… thinking of the masculine sea.” (Chapter 132, The Symphony)