The Serpent Mother

The Serpent Mother is a highly charismatic, kinetic sculpture, much beloved by all who encounter her.  Her skeletal spine of 92 vertebrae runs 168′, finishings coiled around her egg.  Her arching spine and 41 participant activated flame effects create a space like no other while her hydraulically actuated head and jaws chomp at the sky.

Her egg occasionally opens, giving birth to 40′ plumes of colored fire, shooting into the sky in a show stopping display. 

The Serpent Mother challenges the traditional art perspective by creating an interactive experience, giving permission to move beyond passive viewing. Unlike an unapproachable painting in a prestigious museum which invites only an intellectual admiration, the Serpent Mother invites viewers to physically engage in her art, becoming part of the installation.

Physical specs:

Footprint is 65′ x 50′, tallest point, 20′. Requires a 30′ x 30′ fuel depot located 40′ away. 

Show History

White Night, Melbourne, Australia, February 2018

Beakerhead, Calgary, AB, Canada, September 2017

Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV, August 2015

Steampunk Mascarade, Oakland, CA, April 2015

Ray and Diane’s Ridiculous Wedding, Oakland, CA, April 2015

Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, June 2012

Coachella Valley Music Arts Festival, Indio April 2009

Opulent Temple, Treasure Island San Francisco, February 2009

Robodock Festival, Amsterdam, September 2007

Fire Arts Festival, Oakland, July 2007

Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, August 2006 (Serpent Mother Premiere)

Fire Arts Festival, Oakland, July 2006 (Preview of the Serpent Mother Head)



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