This piece is based on the aboriginal rainbow serpent myth that combines my love of mermaids with the mother of earth concept.
The Rainbow Serpent is an immortal being in Aboriginal Mythology. The connection between snake and rainbow suggests the cycle of the seasons and the significance of them and water in human life. When a rainbow is seen in the sky, it is supposed to be the Rainbow Serpent traveling from one waterhole to another.
The Rainbow Serpent is the protector of the land, its people, and the source of all life. However, the Rainbow Serpent can also be a destructive force if it is not properly respected. In times of anger or rage it causes storms and floods to act as punishment.