'Banksied' version of a Cretan snake goddess figurine (modified pic). For Banksy, see also post of August 1st. below.
I've had something with these snake goddess figurines ever since I learnt about them in high school. Apparently their function is still unclear, but it is assumed that they're kind of a fertility figure because of their exposed and amplified (!) breasts. Actually it's the breasts that intrigued me as a young girl. Becoming a woman, I wasn't that well-guided...Arms wide open holding snakes, symbolizing the renewal of life, she's believed to embody spiritual and psychic power of women. Missing a breast, later two and now with reconstructed breasts, I could/can still identify with her pose. So, here's my 'Banksied' version of her.