Snake Milk from the Feral Imprint series, 2014. #8 from the Máscaras de Madres Suite of 5 etchings with Chine Colle for Landfall Press, 2013
Feral Imprint | Máscaras de Madres
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day here are two works by Peregrine Honig. In Christianity, snakes are the embodiment of jealousy, greed, and bad intentions. In the tale of St. Patrick and the snakes, they are actually a metaphor for the Christians fear of the godless population of Ireland (i.e. pagans with unpredictable morals). Honig’s use of the snake imagery gives us an ominous feeling. Perhaps in Honig’s tale, the snakes in Feral Imprint and Máscaras de Madres are a representation of motherhood gone awry.
Peregrine Honig lives and works in Kansas City, Mo. and is an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient.
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