Perla Segovia

Proud Neanderthal Descendants


This work challenges the idea that Neanderthals had no culture, were not intelligent, and had no fine motor skills. Research has shown that this idea is false. This erroneous stereotype is a reflection of how our modern society has the predisposition to judge groups of people at a whim, and most of the time in a negative way. These groups of people are often marginalized members of society, lgbtq, immigrants, people of color, etc. Portrayed is a woman of color crouching down as if protecting her son under a gateway arch of hope. The snakes, which are often misjudged animals in this case are a symbol of change since they shed their skin and also a symbol of protection.


white clay, terra sigillata, black cobalt oxide, 22 x 20 x 9"