The painting shows a serpent biting its tail representing the symbolism of eternity and the cyclical character of time.
In Egypt, it referred to the sun returning daily to the setting point and disappearing into another world.
The Greeks used this image as an illustration of death and resurrection. It is also a symbol that accompanies a well-known maxim of “all in one” (or “two in one”).
The self-biting snake is a society overwhelmed with coronavirus panic. We are in the grip of an all-out pandemic of fear. This depressive atmosphere weakens our immune system – experts say it is like psychogenic AIDS and can have dangerous effects: people will be scared to death, wasting, as the gospel says, from fear and anticipation of imminent global disasters. Our psyche is wired that way and our immune system is greatly affected by the psychosocial conditions. With the help of mass media, we are being skillfully immersed in a ‘panic meltdown’ – such is the psychogenic key to what the society is going through.