Modern day Atlas Picture
It is believed Atlas was punished by Zeus for his part in the war between the Titans and Olympians to forever hold the weight of the world on his shoulders, although there are variations of this mythology. To me Atlas is an entity I can relate to as I often feel the weight of the world, in this interpretation I try to show a more modern approach to the idea of Atlas holding dual worlds. On his right shoulder is the world of social order, ablaze with the destructive nature of man kind. On his left shoulder be bears the weight of the natural world in a perpetual paradise state forever torn between the two.