Odin hanging from the world tree Yggdrasil for his mind to be bathed in the well of rememberance. He is regarded as Psychopompos (leader of souls), guide across the strait from the mundane reality of ignorance into conscious creation of reality through gnosis.
Originally painted in 1996, this painting was done for my friend Trudy Cooper for her self published comic "Platinum Grit" <[link]
I wanted to do Nils (or Nilson as is her full name) as a mermaid. Nils and Jeremy have a volatile friendship/relationship, where he is in love with her and she tortures him physically and mentally for what seems to be her own amusement. So for this artwork, I have Nils (as a mermaid) pulling Jeremy's mask off as she drags him underwater. The equal fear factor for Jeremy is: is she doing this to kiss him...or to drown him.