Hey listeners, readers, and writers! Happy New Year! We’re revving our creative engines for 2017 over here, and GF Member Alexandra has kindly provided us with our first prompt of the new year. This is prompt #47 (can you believe it?!), and the image seems a fitting end to 2016.
She has this to say about it: ‘This composition whispers an Ouroboros’s story against my brain. I’ve looked at it almost everyday for a couple months now, but I still cannot make out it’s voice. I just keep wondering – what garden are these hands tending?’
(The Ouroboros is a serpent that devours its own tail. It has been used by many peoples, as far back as 1600 BCE, to symbolize concepts such as creation from destruction, life out of death, eternity, renewal and even the soul of the world.)
She hasn’t been able to determine the artist, so if you happen to know, please share.
Have a safe and Happy New Year celebration wherever you are!
UPDATE: Senna has shown us why she’s the bomb (see what I did there?). Thanks to her, we now know the original image of the mushroom cloud is from a 1951 nuclear test at the Nevada Proving Grounds. It’s been edited/collaged by an artist named Philipp Igumnov who goes by woodcum.