This famous mosaic of Virgil and his Muses demonstrates the idea of Antiquity that creative inspiration exists outside of oneself as a sort of separate being. A comforting thought. The artist is not then solely responsible for his or her artwork, but connects to something beyond.
Lavish attention was given to the gods...
Especially to Poseidon, god of the seas.
And this beautiful statue had to be included.
I would like to go back and sketch in the Bardo because there are so many possibilities.
However, it is cold and the place is unheated.
I'll go back when the weather warms up...