Funny, this really did start as a collection of color fades and some subconscious imagery. Next thing I know, it's being compared to " The Allegory of the Cave", for cryin' out loud! Guess I hit a nerve.
Huh. The way I saw it was the people all left, tired of the truth that is the fire, and eventually relinquishes the prisoners... Except one of the "puppeteers" remain and stare at the truth. Perhaps I'm overanalyzing with my overactive imagination
I was just messing with a color fade, like the over-bright fading to gloomy around a campfire, when I decided this fire looked special, like someone,[or something] would soon begin to dance around it, calling out strange words.....a bit like something from a Lovecraft novel. So that's what I drew.