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The seeker walks mental pathways making discoveries on the way. Gateways and symbols draw him forwards as focal points. The figure has been borrowed from Gustave Courbet. Distractions to his journey and faces are hidden surreptitiously within the painting. The journey is hampered by the negative thoughts and misconceptions he carries- the sad face on the baggage. He has not yet recognised the mental landscape. He is indeed walking along the palm of his own hand. The rocks on the left are fingers and to the right is his thumb. The hand represents his own inner knowledge but that he doesn’t know he has it.