Pictured above: Mimic (Snake Tattoo), 2019, pigmented drawing ink and gouache on Khadi paper, 21 x 15 cm, followed below by an installation view of the work as part of my current solo show, Backstories, at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery.
The symbolism of the snake is multi-faceted. Historically, snakes and serpents are representative of the creative life force. The snake is a signifier of transformation, healing, fertility, rebirth and immortality, based primarily upon its ability to shed its skin.
Backstories has been in lockdown since early August, but as of next weekend, October 30 - 31, it will reopen for a final viewing opportunity. Huge thanks to Stephen McLaughlan for making this happen, and for his elegant invitation design for the special viewing. (See previous post).
Photo credit for Mimic: the artist
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Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8 Room 16 Nicholas Building 37 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000
(On the corner of Flinders Lane)
Saturday October 30: 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday October 31: 1 - 5 pm