Dali meets Michelangelo? Nice variation on the Creation of Man! The character is molded by the sky instead of touched by God, or is it...? Is the Creator squishing its creation onto the Earth, ever at mercy of sin? I like to think of mercury here as the heaviest of elements, spat into the soil to barren the Earth (not unlike mankind itself), but being familiar with your usual work, I would assume it an Hermes reference.