There is an ongoing struggle between good and evil, light and dark. This conflict is waged in a myriad of venues, ranging from the internal struggles we all face to the global struggles of nations. Remember that no one ever believes they are fighting for the dark.
In many tribal societies the shamans wore masks to represent the powers they wished to evoke. In the modern world we all wear masks, hiding our true selves behind the the illusions of expectations. Where does your power come from?
The spider weaves its web of facts and fiction, capturing the hope and dreams of all that it encounters.
Aegis of Wisdom.
In Gaelic cultures the serpent was a symbol of wisdom. This piece represented for me the protection that knowledge provides.