18 x 24 inches | Medium: OneShot enamel and urethane on copper, mounted on a birch panel
The Western Rattlesnake, Pantherophis obsoletus, molts or leaves their old skin behind as a natural process of growth. Would that we all could leave our outer layers behind as we grow. The gaussian appearance of a snake’s skin is in direct opposition to the slick, rough skin of the animal.
This painting is part of a series of paintings that focus on the geometric reorganization of plant and animal characteristics into patterns.