In an idyllic grove dotted with palms and pine trees, Eve hesitates at the edge of a clear pool, testing the water. Surprised . . . at what? A reflection is scarcely visible. Rather than reflecting the sky, the pond is depicted as a black abyss with Eve perched at its edge. After her initial shock at the reflection, Eve is so pleased that she soon returns. Could it be that this “taste” of the abyss precipitates her sin? Or perhaps Martin is hinting at the shock and shame that Eve, along with Adam, will endure.