Many of Elbert Weinberg’s works draw heavily on biblical or mythological scenes, although he often alters them dramatically. This sculpture is a re-interpretation of the biblical story in which a serpent tempts Eve to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge. In this work, Weinberg re-imagines the snake as a hybrid form with the body of a tree and a human face. Eve gives herself away to the temptation as she leans on the snake figure, almost melting into its form.
Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923, to Williams College Museum of Art. 77.9.98.
Located at Field Farm.