"Mole Snake" by Leonard Baskin

Mole Snake by Leonard Baskin

"Mole Snake"

Leonard Baskin

Title

"Mole Snake"

 
Artist

Leonard Baskin

  1922 - 2000 (biography)
Year
1991  
Technique
color etching 
Image Size
6 1/2 x 4 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artist's Proof 
Annotations
 
Reference
later than Fern/O'Sullivan 
Paper
antique-white laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21027 
Price
$225.00 
Description

From the "Grotesques and Arabesques Series". Baskin turns this non-venomous South African snake into a menacing creature - a "mole" with almost human arms and claw-like hands.

The molesnake's primary food source is golden moles and other small mammals. It can grow over 6 feet in length. It, in turn, is prey for the Honey Badger, late of Youtube fame.