Oil and Snakeskin On Linen, 71 x91 cm
Jake is a friend and passionate conservationist, currently working at an eco-resort in the Seychelles. He has also worked at a turtle rehabilitation center on an island off the coast of Australia. Of all my works with snakeskin, this one has the most interesting relation to the subject, though with some irony.
Of the fates, Lachesis was responsible for drawing out the thread of human life i.e. deciding how much time/life each being would have.
I hope that this portrait of Jake shows a balance of strength and gentleness, which I feel is certainly true of him.