Double Headed Serpent
This is made on wediboard, with smalti and glass tiles. (Wedi board ("weedy") is an ideal substrate for mosaics. It consists of Styrofoam encased in mesh and cement. This is super sturdy for glass pieces, and is very lightweight)
The body of the serpent is raised with sculptor's clay. This is an exact replica of the double headed serpent of Aztec sculpture that is in the British museum.
In Azrtec culture serpent was a symbol of rebirth because of its ability to shed its old skin and appear as a reborn snake. The snake features strongly in the gods that the people worshiped. The feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl was important to their religion, but other gods also had serpentine characteristics. (Wikipedia)
Price $400- Click on the main picture for more information