This awesome snake sculpture is 40 feet long and made of green willow and other organic materials. It resides next to the Jade Water Pavillion in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia and will be on display until the end of April 2013.

"As part of the Eco-Arts program at the Community Arts Council Vancouver (CACV), this snake is created by community members with the guidance and vision of Alastair Heseltine to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Alastair Heseltine is a prominent Hornby Island artist who has worked extensively with environmental mixed media. The green willow usually sprouts around April, so the snake will become truly a living object and achieve a whole different look in the spring!”

[via the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society of Vancouver]

(Second photo taken by Arlen Redekop via The Province)