St. John the Evangelist. St John is often depicted writing, the book of revelations, presumably, and with an eagle. He is said to have dumped out a cup of poison which transformed into a snake and slithered away into the wide, wicked world. St. John is sometimes depicted wearing pink and is sometimes confused with Mary Magdalene. I’ve sort of got a mash-up going inspired by the story of St. John the Evangelist and the recent pieces I’ve been doing that have a Victorian/ early natural history museum sort of flavor. My St. John is a young scientist taking notes next to his taxidermy eagle. A snake skeleton is mounted on the wall behind him, and at his feet a serpent slithers out of a brandy snifter.