Inspired by a bronze reproduction. Some of the sybolism associated with the image: Dance - the symbolic movement of the universe. Drum - the beating pulse of the universe. Fire in left up hand - destruction and creation. Fire halo - the cycle of life birth and death. Upraised left foot - release from rebirth. Dwarf - the crushing of ignorance. Serpents - control over the powers of nature. Two different earrings - the masculine and feminine aspects of existance. Third eye - Shiva's all-seeing ability. Crescent moon - the highest principle of conciousness. Hand gestures - salvation and reassurance.