Child's Play vs The Player
Cooperative play, basic trust in life - "We might see this plate as suggestive of the importance of holding and play for transformation. Just as children completely give themselves over to their play, so should we engage in a creative process with our entire being, rather than just entertaining its possibilities."
My drawing of the Player show three otters playing with a ball. Otters discover their environment through play and enjoy each other's company. Normally it forms a single drawing with the beavers you'll see on the next plate, and meant to represent the need of artists to seamlessly merge work and play.
Note: the quotes in italic are from the book by J.L. Henderson and D.N. Sherwood, Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor Solis