Ophidian: Gorgon

Gorgon is the first in a series of books exploring the connections between women and snakes in myths and stories from around the world. I am quite phobic of snakes, but hope that learning these stories will help me build a healthier relationship to creatures that (while terrifying – I’ll hold to that) have an incredibly rich place in the humanity’s collective imagination.

The books in the Ophidian series are 4″ by 4″ accordion folded vellum lined on one side with tissue paper. The tissue paper side contains text, while the reverse holds a linoleum print of the chosen character. The characters are layered on top of watercolor and a snakeskin texture print.