“Serpent is a very old, wise creature. As she sheds her skin and emerges anew, she teaches us about the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. She teaches us about vitality, sensuality, and fertility. … We hope that as you move through the year, you will be able to use the snake’s wisdom to create vitality, sensuality and fluidity in your own life.” Olde Town Acupuncture & Wellness Center
I am welcoming the Year of the Snake and her qualities into my life! Snakes show up in my art work periodically – it will be interesting to see where they show up this year.
In this sculpture from 2005, a snake emerged (unintentionally) from the woman’s leg. I did not recognize the snake was until the figure was almost complete. Once I understood the leg to be a snake, I added the eyes and tongue – and understood her message.
Fueled by the power of her belly, she plays the music of her own metamorphosis – at once the transformer and the transformed.