Eye miniatures or “lovers' eyes” were Georgian miniatures, normally watercolor on ivory, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one, or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants, or rings with richly decorated frames, serving the same emotional need as lockets containing portraits or locks of hair. This piece is made of metal leaf, collage, and acrylics. The piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished black edges. It comes varnished and is ready to hang.

- Darlene McElroy

A Lover's Eye

metal leaf, collage, acrylics on wood

Signed on back

12" h x 12" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Darlene McElroy
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Getting to Know Darlene

Darlene McElroy sees creating art as similar to reading Turkish coffee grounds – a story becomes revealed as one looks at the surface, texture and color. Her works use a variety of materials ranging from acrylics paints to collage. She currently lives in New Mexico and has been greatly influenced by the work of Robert Rauschenberg. She encourages viewers to search for their narrative interpretation when viewing a work.