3 layer linocut, letterpress, and pochoir print
9 in x 12 in, 2019
Printed for a class bestiary, this fictional snake-monkey hybrid is a combination of two animals that have symbolized temptation and the “fall of man” throughout art history. Serpentantalus references Tantalus, the figure from Greek mythology who was punished to be eternally hungry and thirsty with food and drink just out of reach. The apples decorating the border of the print and the calliope next to the beast are both symbols of temptation as well.