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.

- Darlene McElroy

I Dreamt of Being a Snake Charmer

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.



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.