I Dreamt of Being a Snake CharmerDarlene McElroy
Found objects, acrylics, paper clay, metal leaf on Masonite board
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
12 " h x 12 " w x 2 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
We all have fantasies when we grow up. Being raised on a ranch in the Southwest, I always saw snakes has a wonderful, sacred object. I wanted to portray them in these piece decorated and with metal leaf to reflect that feeling. I added the flowers and bees that are part of the snake's world.I used an air drying clay to give the snake dimension.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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 acrylic paints to photo transfers and 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.
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