My favorite images to make often have deeper unstated meanings that can only be understood through a cultural lens.
That cultural aspect is one deeply rooted in my Ojibway blood. Yet these meanings I have found are also universal in nature. This image in particular, I thought on reflection, is one of nurturing. The earth mother reminds us of the healing power of water. The presence of the moon is the grandmother watching over us, guiding the healing waters as they wash over the land. And finally the rock is our grandfathers with stories stored inside that are revealed in piercing heat of steam.