Nommos are often depicted with raised arms which can indicate a number of things. The nommos raises its arm to the sky for the rain of forgiveness. It is also depicted as both male and female, although the female elements often dominated on some and the male elements in others.
On A Clear day is a painting with relaxing movement as we see the the ocean waves hit the rocks which create a mist. Over the water is seagulls flying in the clear light blue sky and the sunlight hits the side of a clif revealing the different shades of brown.
Figures with raised hands are among the most common types of sculptures in Dogon art. Many meanings have been given to figures with raised hands. Raised hands have been interpreted as communication between the heavens and the earth. Later evidence shows that it may have also represented gestures made during actual Dogon rituals.