This new box was for Mani the Uncanny. The box was made from African Mahogany by Duho Studios. Whenever I start a box I'm usually flooded with images of what should be places on it. Sometimes they come like whispers and other times it's blatant. As I started to paint the base images of snakes kept emerging. Since the year of the snake is approaching I asked Mani if she was okay with snake imagery. She was and I remembered a piece she had given me to put onto the box, a Medusa head. As I started the aging process on the piece a Goddess I was not familiar with kept popping into my head. She was part snake part woman. Her name, Naga Kanya: She brings blessings of wealth, prosperity, friendship, good relationships, love, romance, sex, spiritual & astral growth, spiritual & astral enlightenment and general well-being & attracting good opportunities as well as providing protection.
The cobra symbol on the side denotes transformation and alertness. The snake is also symbolizes abundance.