My latest work (design and a limited ed. print of 200) for Thingiverse. - an amazing group of knowledge hungry hackers, scientist, inventors.
Let me explain all this nonsense, looking at this design:
-The Snake (symbolizing the wise being) spitting Scarab looking bugs (symbolizing rebirth*, resurrection and over all for me: represents the re-using of knowledge, re-wiring what we know, inventing new ideas based on ancient knowledge) on the Spacemen in space. The Spacemen is discovering knew things, basically representing the modern thinking men of the now. It takes place in the Space (what would represent the future) because it takes a special person (talking about astronauts), who are hungry for more, hungry for knowledge, who wants to move us - the human race - towards to unknown future, to discover, invent, create. The space suit was important, so there is no specification of man or women, skin color, body type..etc. It's a general representation of the human being of the present and the future. Hope it makes more sense now.
*The ancient Egyptians saw how these beetles lived and emerged from dry ground and used this as a metaphor for the entombing and resurrection of their mummies. In this way the beetle became the Egyptian symbol for rebirth, the ability to be reborn.
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_symbolic_meaning_of_scarab_beetles#ixzz1LhqJZqTC