The Hydra Effect

The Lernaean Hydra is so far our favourite creature in all classical mythology.

The Hydra was a gigantic creature, like a serpent with multiple heads, when one the head was chopped off, two or three heads grew up from that-  the symbology and the metaphor is very interesting and i can see this as model of life. To kill the Hydra was one of the twelve labours of Hercules, that was the story that introduced me to this fantastic creature.

Nowadays there are various cases we can call the Hydra Effects -“…used figuratively for counter-intuitive effects of actions to reduce a problem which result in stimulating its multiplication”, for instance in ecological systems when “…a higher death rate in a particular species ultimately increases the size of its population”. We also observe the effect in torrent websites, when one is wiped down and three or more are replacing the “dead” one. Sometimes they use the term “hydra effect” for some events within “The War on Drugs.

This design is showing the multiplication of the self, we see a skull growing from the one below and get us the idea of growing stronger, that idea is emphasized by the triangle behind the figures. At the top “OMNIA” mean “everything” and 360 show us the complete circle, this is the perfection, the personal goals, and we see the triangle driving us to that direction.

This is a view of hope ,above all else.