Thank you to all who participated in the 'Name this print' competition. I really WAS stuck for a title for this piece, and it was interesting to read the varied interpretations from different people. From a science-fiction angle 'Lucid Dream' was a consideration (I'm a big fan of the movie Vanilla Sky, in which the Lucid Dreams corporation promises eternal life through sleep dreaming). I also liked 'hazy serendipity' because this piece was a bit of a 'happy accident' which almost ended in the trash can half way through its making! The references to snake charming and venom were quite intriguing and conjured up images of belly dancing and black magic.
In the end, I decided that the winning title will be......(drum roll).......'ELECTRA'........by Anastasia from Sydney. Congratulations Anastasia! I will be in touch soon.
I chose the name 'Electra', because I think it has a mystical, ancient feel about it. I've since discovered that in Greek mythology, Electra was a princess and daughter of King Agamemnon. Together with her brother, she plotted the revenge killing of the man who murdered her father!....Very fitting.....My Electra appears on the brink of pain and anger, dazed and confused....but at the same time, very scheming. And to round it off, I am of Greek heritage, so it's the perfect title! Thanks Anastasia!