"Something's Missing" (Expressions of Empathy Vol. III: Human Nature vs. Nature of the Human)

"Something's Missing" (Expressions of Empathy Vol. III: Human Nature vs. Nature of the Human)

Something's Missing

From LORD TOPH's "Expressions of Empathy" Volume III

Two snakes are affectionately intercoiled in a desert atmosphere, yet something is unsettling about this union.  The subtle symbol of infinity (a figure 8) has been rendered in the design of which the snakes are interweaved.  The humanesque expression on each of the serpent's faces reveals a sad quality of morose and discontentment; the connection is being severed.  The desert sky is filled with shades of dreary grays and blues to exemplify a somber mood.  The two poor creatures have weathered the storm, rain or shine, as it shows in their tattered and somewhat flayed skin.  The difficulty to shed this skin is apparent.  The eggs have hatched, and the young offspring has left the nest. All that surround these sullen reptiles, are rocks and desolation.  Although they have remained intertwined, the male (right) reluctantly erects himself from the coil, as this suggests departure.  The female (left) sheds a solemn tear, and appears to remain coiled in the nest.  
Dry brush on loose thin washes of cool hues were used to create atmosphere for this composition.

Posted by Phil Howard


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  1. cakaam

    Something is missing and something is the right and fundamental. It is the invoked for the right and final. It is the means of the production and all skills to write my paper for me. It is the right and methods for the right and pertinent and actual reign.

    June 14, 2016
    1. montecristoph

      Thanx for the positive feedback on “Something’s Missing”! More work by LORD TOPH & his theories on Empathicism this fall!

      July 01, 2016