The unfolding story of the lone survivor sailor at sea at dusk is a metaphor for the power of the human spirit in the face of hardship.
A sailor's strength, tenacity, and resilience are put to the ultimate test when they face the challenges of the sea. As the sun dips below the horizon and the sky is bathed in a palette of warm, rich colors, the sailor can take stock of the hardships they've endured and the risks they've taken throughout their time at sea.
At the same time, the surviving sailor at sea at night might be symbolic of the wonder and majesty of nature. Looking out over the ocean's vastness can serve as a sobering reminder of the ocean's enormous power and mystery, and of the ways in which it can sustain and endanger human life.
The theme of the artwork "survived soul" emphasizes the value of sticking with something despite difficulties. The sailor who makes it through the perils of the sea is a living witness to the power of human resolve and the will to live, whether by dint of pure force of will, expert navigation, or the assistance of others.