Detail of the Serpent Whisperer that I painted for Vinyl on Vinyl gallery in Manila in 2015.
In many ancient cultures, also in mine, serpents were the deepest wisdom symbol, representing the umbilical cord that joins all humans to Mother Earth. Women with their mysteries of birth and regeneration often had snakes as their spirit guardians. I have sometimes perceived the Adam and Eve story as a tearing of this umbilical cord. And had my Serpent Whisperer character aim to weave that connection back, like in those ancient cultures, like when the Earth was not something "out there" but an integral mother-part of us..