The large and small black shapes in this painting represent a creature I saw in a dream. The creature represents instinct or intuition as do other anaimals in dreams. I suppressed my instinct all through my childhood and adult life. Only recently have I become aware of this and have tried to do something about it. I now rarely have dreams where I am trying to kill, contain or destroy creatures or animals. In this painting the young boy is magnifying the rays of the sun into a point which burns the creature. I used to kill ants and spiders this way when I was a kid on hot summer days.