"The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat." With these words, Eve snitched on the snake. Ever since, this wiggly reptile has had a bad repat least in the Judeo-Christian world. As the evil power responsible for the fall, in Western art serpents symbolize the devil. Saint Patrick got a day named after him for banishing the snakes from Ireland. My thesaurus gives "Satan" as a synonym for snake. Western psychologists believe human beings have an innate... More >>>
By photo courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery
Serpent drawings are psychocosmic mechanisms to promote transcendence.