re-inventing eden scenario #6

River Studio, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane  2011

 

She has taken up with the snake now. The other animals are glad for she was always experimenting with them and bothering them; and I am glad, because the snake talks, and this enables me to get a rest. She says the snake advised he to try the fruit of that tree, and says the result will be a great and fine and noble education...I advised her to keep away from the tree. She said she wouldn't. I foresee trouble. Will emigrate.

— Mark Twain, Extracts from Adam's Diary, 1904-5