This is a weird little picture, and it was when I painted it too. I was experimenting with images of "eldritch" illuminated scenes which I could render on dark colored papers. I also had transparent iridescent paint which I wanted to use for special effects. This image was the result of some of my experiments. The magical energy vortex was inspired by my readings on fantasy and ritual magic, and it appealed to my Pagan friends.
Acrylic and gouache and blue iridescent paint on textured blue paper, 7" x 10", fall 1996.