James Hillman’s new work plays with the transhistoric motif of the snake, reinterpreting elements from its archaic symbolism and translating them into contemporary, industrial renditions. The visceral, sensuous nature of the original stories - from Babylonian creation myths to Medieval tales - acknowledge the dual symbol of the snake as destroyer and creator, victim and perpetrator. Either ferociously whole, dogmatically reassembled or coiled up in moments of agonising death, the snake refuses to always be the monster, presenting itself to us in its many guises. Through the meditation and dissection of the horizon on the picture plane, a balance occurs between structured human intervention and fluid organic form. The subterranean world acts as home for the chthonic being, whose concurring relevance winds its way through to contemporary contexts.