Snake Woman Sheds Her Skin
This is a new piece called "Snakewoman Sheds Her Skin". Each spring after snakes emerge from hibernation they shed their skins and will do so several times throughout the year depending on their age. Snakewoman is transforming to a blooming creature as she sheds her old tin skin.
She is carved from found aspen branches collected in the mountains. The delicate leaf pattern on the body is painted with acrylic. The head is crowned with carved leaves and flowers. The tip of the tail has a carved rattle and is painted with layers of iridescent paint. The lower half of the figure has layers of rusted vintage ceiling tin nailed to the surface and carved flowers, leaves and thorns emerging from the middle. The piece is coated with wax to protect it. There is a hook on the back for hanging. It is signed on the back.
33”x 11.5” x 3”