This piece is inspired by blue and white pottery, known by different names from many different countries, including Delft or Delftware, transferware (French), or pinyin (Chinese).
Everything in nature hangs in a fragile balance, represented by the delicate blue and white floral patterns. However, nature can also be vicious and unforgiving. This piece seeks to combine those two seemingly incongruous aspects to represent the duality of nature.
Snakes have long been a symbol of immortality and transformation. Rattlesnakes are also associated with spiritual ancestors, as well as strength and a willingness to defend oneself to the bitter end. Not much is known about the origins of this taxidermy rattlesnake piece.
The total height is about 9.5 inches tall and about 6 inches wide at its base.
It has been sealed with a protective clear coat, but is not suitable for outdoor display.