The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent eating its own tail. The ouroboros is often interpreted as a symbol for eternal cyclic renewal or a cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The skin-sloughing process of snakes symbolizes the transmigration of souls, the snake biting its own tail is a fertility symbol.


In ancient Neolithic cultures the snake or serpent was revered as a symbol of rebirth and fertility, a symbol of the Goddess. That symbolism was intentionally altered as the growing patriarchy sought to erase the Goddess forever. Much of Tia’s artwork is influenced by her study of Neolithic cultures and is created as a statement in support of the return of the Sacred Feminine.


Constructed by hand from recycled cardboard and paper mâché. Each altar contains a hidden prayer.  The paint is layered on in thin washes and finally the gold leaf  is added creating a stunning, one of a kind piece of sacred art.


Altar dimensions approx: 20H x 15W x 6D


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Oroboros Altar No. 1