Pythons are very sacred creatures in Igboland; these serpents must neither be; killed, whether erroneously or deliberately, nor eaten. Pythons must be treated with the utmost respect and dignity. They are considered to be messengers of Ala, the Earth Goddess, and generally symbolize peace and prosperity.; In likening my subject to EKE, she is instated as this sacred being despite her youth, thus challenging the common notion that young women are of lesser importance that their male peers or and Agadi.

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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.
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