From the film-maker:
This is a story about two people who both want something but are motivated to reject the other individual’s creativity. The male/Triton represents nature. He wants love and to be the dominant person in the relationship, yet feels he is losing ground when the female has filled half his home with frilly décor. He wants to display a raunchy lamp. The woman/Sea Creature represents culture and wants to protect herself from the male’s advances. She is afraid of the pain love may bring and feels pressured by Triton’s masculine sports gear. She wants to make the home respectable with a tacky clock in the shape of a one-eyed monster. It’s got to the point where there is only one spot in the room where they can display their trophy and neither wants to back down. But by accident they find a way to compromise and come to a conclusion that makes them both very happy.
A piece inspired by Agostino Carracci: A Woman borne off by a Sea God, about 1599