The life cycle and social experience are represented by depictions of male and female proceeding through, and/or simultaeously coexisting as, four generations. The universality of experience is suggested by symbolic interchangeability: imagine the selves as expressions of the meta-self, the portrayed individuals as Hand Puppets being manipulated by the Puppeteer's Hand(s). Through an association with the solar calendar the generations are identified (somewhat arbitrarily) with the suits in a deck of standard playing cards.                                                                                   Back to Codex