"It wasn’t so much the old techniques that piqued his interest but the pop-cultural interpretations of the themes and motifs that appeared in later years. The exaggerated yet distilled essence of the swirls and loops, the energetic whiplash lines, vibrant and sombre colors, muted yet radiating a dark seductive energy." Whiplash or whiplash lines refers to decorative motifs popular in the Art Nouveau movement. In my sci-fi story entitled ADA (https://peakd.com/hive-170798/@litguru/ada-the-inkwell-prompt-47-unlikely-hero), I use this thematic motif to explore the synthesis of old techniques with modern technology. I published this image along with the story in the Ink Well short story community. The JPG is 1024 x 1024 px and 300 dpi.