Joy and I had a great time yesterday delivering and installing my tropical fish painting in the amazing home of our clients, Keith and Becky Belcher. They live in an idyllic section of the South Carolina coast between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. It was great to feel sand and sea water on our feet again! I let my clients name the piece and Becky came up with the title "The Acolytes". She explained that in the Methodist church, the acolyte is a child that lights the candles in the beginning of the service, and then carries the lit candlelighter out of the service at the end, signifying the carrying of light out into a dark world. She said that that's what the painting reminded her of: these fish have been swimming near the surface in the sunlight and now they're "carrying" the light down into dark places. I love that! Symbols are so powerful and the symbol of light has been sacred to people in every culture since the beginning of time. So, thank you Becky! Great title!