Maybe I've seen too many old sci-fi movies where scientists lose control of their inventions and giant irradiated spiders take over the world.
I started with a Gelli print that I made at a recent workshop. The first image I chose was the stylized photo of a scientific looking gentleman who turns out to be Jules Verne. I added symbols from an electrical diagram. Toast came next, for obvious reasons.
I grabbled the title from an old handy-man book. Jules looks a bit abrasive, I think. The text comes from an elementary school science textbook. I could go all Honors-English class and say the snake represents the Tree of Knowledge and the Fall of Humankind in the Old Testament. But really, I just liked how the shape and color complemented the background.
Finally, the legs. What can I say? Jules looks just a bit too smug.(As in "My brain is better than your brain" smug.) I had to nip scientific arrogance in the bud, and what better way than by giving him shapely gams?
He won't be unleashing giant irradiated spiders on the world anytime soon!