The story of Ganga’s descent from the heavens says that Ganga came in answer to Bhagirata’s prayers in order to cleanse his ancestors of their sins and ensure that they all go to heaven. But it was also deemed that she was too fierce and powerful to descend directly upon the earth. And so Shiva volunteers to take the full force of her descent into his matted hair where she spirals through his labyrinthian locks and is released as a steady and more manageable stream. Apsaras are often associated with River Spirits as is the nature of rivers to descend from the sky in the form of rain, reside for a short duration on earth in the form of lakes or rivers and in the end rejoin the ocean or return to the skies.
On a work side, this sort of reminds me of a Scrum Master/Product Manager taking up the responsibility of the entire set of product/delivery requirements, is able to make sense of what’s important/urgent and what’s not and breaks them down into smaller and more manageable pieces of work for the Scrum Team to process.
On the design side, I decided to skew the proportions a bit and make a really huge Ganga descend upon a much smaller Shiva to try and convey the magnitude of the problem he was trying to control. And since these two are the core focus of the piece, I left the background black to avoid any unwanted distractions.