"The Bridge" (Der Steg)
In "The Bridge" (A 15) the father walks first, then comes the mother and
last comes the child. The family wants to build a bridge to join the two
opposite sides of the little brook. Of course this picture also has a
spiritual meaning. It shows an ordinary family of three: father, mother and
child. The father walks first, he knows how to build a bridge over the
brook. He is the leader, the other two follow him. This picture will also
illustrate how to show a child the right way without force, just to walk
ahead and show what to do.
The big flower, an Iris, is symbol of the Virgin Mary and also of the
rainbow. The rainbow is in the Bible a bridge between earth and heaven. On
an earthly level this picture shows an ordinary family and in a spiritual
way, The Holy Family. "The Joiner" and "The Bridge" show the father as a
craftsman but there are also pictures which have a more sublime picture of
the father for example "The Flower-Basket".