This painting is inspired a little by some of the elements in Joseph Campbell's "The Hero's Journey", the moment we journey into unknown territory and accept the help from symbolically "supernatural" source. Here's a little micro story I wrote about this painting: The snakes seemed to indicate that I should follow them. I picked one up so she could hiss directly into my ear and she said "The world you knew is dissolving behind you. Be drawn into the lake and let it dissolve any remnants of that old, familiar place." Teeming with magic, the trees rustled gently and the rainbows offered an electric hum as they undulated in the deep green shadows.