A couple snake sculpture carved from a piece of Boxwood, decorated with Sterling Silver and the eyes made from Tiger Eye Quartz.
Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.
An integral material here is Box Wood, (i.e., buxus sempervirens) which is an evergreen, very slowly growing shrub or small tree. Some species of this family grow only 10 - 15 centimeters in diameter over a 100-year period. Owing to its fine grain, resistance to splitting and chipping, and it being denser than water, it is a good wood for carving, and thus useful for decorative pieces, arts and artifacts, often used for symbolic instruments and applications.
After sourcing these extremely valuable organic formations of Box Wood, it took approximately 3 months to create this piece with over 10 designers and craftsmen involved.
Size: 37(W) x 64(L) x 17.5(H) cm.
Weight: 4.5 kg.