Oleksiy Fedorenko Ukranian (b. 1961)Eva (Eve)Medium: Etching
Edition : of 50 II
Size: 5 1/4 x 3 5/8
Description: Eve is not just the first woman, she is the first “fallen” woman. Her tasting of the forbidden apple has been equated widely with sexual transgression and here Fedorenko takes a similar, titillating stance. The uneaten apple and Eve’s unabashed nakedness imply that she has not yet taken the fateful bite. Even so, she sits coquettishly on the coiled snake whose tongue slithers suggestively forward. Taking the symbolism even further, Federenko adds his own sly twist with the rose, for every rose has it’s thorn, and the cat that is a time-honored, bawdy symbol for female genitalia.