Krishna dances atop Kaliya the snake in this story from the Mahabharat.
The snake Kaliya poisons the waters of the Yamuna river, killing all the cows and livestock drinking from it. Krishna decides to teach the snake a lesson and dances a terrible dance atop its hood, literally beating sense into it and gently convincing it to move on to the oceans.
I was looking at some intricate kolam patterns (designs drawn on the entrances of houses with rice powder in many South Indian cultures) and noticed that some of them were made of an entirely continuous line, much like a snake. And then I got a flash of inspiration to try this. In this revised version, a teenage and more flexible Krishna performs a difficult Bharatanatyam pose atop humbly bowing Kaliya who now forms a simple kolam design.
Also for comparison is the original version that I had done two years ago with a baby Krishna and a fairly simple black snake shaped like an S (’s’ for snake, which I thought was very punny).