The green Lion
|The green lion is an important alchemical symbol, associated to several concepts. Mainly, he means vitriol, disolving matter in order to purify it. He is also a symbol of life force: on some etchings, he's devouring the Sun, as a plant needing day light to grow up. |
This painting joins these interpretations : the green lion walks on a sterile rock which is disolved, and invigorate the soil. Life and creation are proliferating on decay.