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A snake, a woman, and a lush garden spell trouble....
I live on the Brisbane River and snakes are a common sight here. Luckily, I find them fascinating not only physically but historically and mythically and they are beginning to feature more in my work.
Whilst painting this piece I got to thinking about Original Sin. I was raised a catholic, however I find this whole notion of original sin at the very least to be utterly ridiculous and at the most, quite sinister in its blanket condemnation of women particularly as it still informs the Catholic religion today.
Oil on Linen