Animals: “Soft Serve Snake” by Arden Hunter

Soft Serve Snake

A full-colour digital drawing of a tall ice-cream serving bowl containing a coiled up snake where you would expect the ice-cream to be. The coils of the snake suggest the curves of whipped ice-cream, and there are two cherries resting on one coil to add to the illusion. The end of the snake's tail drapes over the bowl and the snake's mouth is open and hissing. The snake is in pale shades of blue, pink and cream while the tall serving bowl is grey, the background is mint green and the table the bowl rests on is brown. There is a shadow over the left third of the scene suggesting a door has just been opened, casting light over the tableau and disturbing the snake.
I think ‘Soft serve snake’ is a good fit as it is both playful and has a deeper (possibly disturbing) message about trust and appearance.

About Arden Hunter

Author photo shows Arden Hunter smiling towards the camera. The image is filtered in shades of green with a purple stripe over their face almost like a mask.

Arden Hunter is an aroace agender writer, artist and performer. With an eclectic range of interests from the horrific to the whimsical, the theme tying all of their work together is an inexplicable and unconditional love of the ridiculous beast that is called ‘human’. Arden has words and art hosted and upcoming with Thi Wurd, Acid Bath Publishing and The Bear Creek Gazette among other places. Find them on Twitter @hunterarden or at