La madre de las serpientes, 2022
Priscilla Dobler Dzul

Embroidery on textile

83 x 87 cm

La madre de las serpientes depicts a female figure crowned by serpents. In Mayan, folklore women who control snakes are seducers and child protectors. The work counteracts the dominant Western reading of the snake as deceptive and dangerous with a powerful figure that gestures towards precolonial mythology in which many gods and goddess were powerful snake/human creatures.


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