CAPRICORN, THE DELIVERER
Gouache, inks and watercolour pencils on board, unpublished.
One of four paintings I
did based on the zodiac but attempting a different take on the usual
symbolism. OK! I know it's a goat, which isn't so unusual though I've left
out the fish-tail. In this case the grizzled goat stands atop a volcanic
crag bearing an innocent child (the Sun) to safety, under the gaze of
Saturn and the long dark night of winter, calm and sure and alone. His
horns suggest cornucopia as he is an agent of Jupiter, protecting the
budding life until the jovian influence starts to return. .