Snake in the glass
This was my first serious foray into frottage, in the early dark days of lockdown 2020. Its serpentine form reflects my recent fascination with the snake, following on from my time in the Baltics and exposure to Andrus Kivirähk's fabulous re-imagining of Estonian folklore in "The Man Who Spoke Snakish", as well as Lithuania's fable of Eglė the Serpent Queen. There is a particular snake, the žaltys, which is revered in Lithuania as a protector of the home, and encouraged into the kitchen with saucers of milk. It seemed appropriate to create a snake frottage from my own kitchen surrounds.
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Forays into Frottage
In these posts you will find artist statements along with behind the scenes snaps of frottage works in progress.