1. The eye mostly makes the mind and the way it is represented crises and horror the open mouth and the 3 fingered grasping hand.
2. The head looks like a tree which represents history looking at the background dead trees and drawings of human shapes (memories), ghost and faces suggesting thoughts and awareness of worry and concern
3. The pale color and the edge represents danger
Indeed I must say that you have a perceptive mind. All of what you stated is true. This is dark and hopeless. Although somewhat stylized I think space in which this exists is a flowing river. Holding the forgotten to mourn their regret. The souls trapped and the life ruined. I never thought of the pale edge as danger, but it seems to represent the orbit of it all. The constant building of this abandoned gathering being churned and stretched into odd beings.
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