Artwork / 2021 / Soulforce Serpentdove

flying rainbow snake that is fierce and magical, a spiritual symbol for the queer and trans folx at Soulforce
Gwenn Seemel
Soulforce Serpentdove
acrylic on unstretched canvas
16 x 12 inches

Combining animal traits to make new creatures is always fun. This xylophrog is a mix of orangutan, frog, and axolotl, and these unicows are obviously part unicorn and part cow, but there’s some zebra in them too.

The serpentdove shown here was commissioned by Soulforce as a spiritual symbol for queer folx, inspired by Matthew 10:16 from the Bible: “see, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” I tell more of the story around this commission and show the making of the piece in this video.