This ragged little angel is following his fish on a lengthy journey. His belief is so firm and resolute that it leads him past the beautiful castle, a shining palace where a lesser pilgrim might have called it quits. The angel knows his truth, his end, lies beyond the attractive and polished architecture of the castle and he will not rest until he finds it.
The exquisite castle in the background was taken from a page in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, a richly decorated book of hours from the fifteenth century. The book contained all the hourly prayers, as well as some of the most important and beautiful paintings and illuminations of that century.