This image has undergone quite a process to get it where it is now. It has an unusual source of inspiration. I had been grooving over Llee Heflin's fractilated Thoth tarot cards. He shows the original, not created by him, and then his variations on them. They are spell binding in their complexity. Meanwhile, I saw one of the original cards, the 'Art' card, and I decided to have at it for artistic inspiration, as well:|
Smaller version of the original Aleister Crowley/Lady Frieda Harris version.
I took that sketch and neatened it up a bit via digital methods. Then I made a print of it with the computer printer. I took watercolor pencils to it. It still wasn't what I wanted, so after the scan I did quite a lot of digital fixing on it. After all that, I have a picture I like.
Perhaps the Set like figure is the active element, the feminine winged snake is the receptive element, and the lady stirring the pot is the reconciling element?
Or you could just look at it as a 'pretty picture', and wonder what the cook is making, and are they all gonna eat it?