When Darkness Offers A Light

When Darkness Offers A Light

The Kraken is known to be a destructive force; although here it’s a helpful presence offering a much-needed light in the darkness. A sense of isolation is palpable but only from humankind. Krakens are a recurring theme for me and represent an emotional daemon which lurks in the depths of the subconscious. Symbolically speaking, the water correlates to the emotional life, and all that gets stored through feeling. As a guardian of what lies on the bottom of the ocean floor (the very foundation of our emotional life), the Kraken is often symbolic of a particular emotional state. A state which includes rage directed towards someone who has sailed into dangerous waters. If we felt the need to release the mythical beast from the depths there is usually a sailor within close range; a sailor who can probably sense what lurks beneath or at the very least he’ll have heard rumours about its existence.

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