LIZ CRAFT: SNAKE CHARM
Bronze, 11 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 5/8 inches
Snake Charm is a cast bronze sculpture, produced in an edition of 33 by American artist Liz Craft. The snake seems to have emerged from a daydream, brought to life with vivid precision. Craft’s sculptures, strange, yet familiar, take us to a collective subcultural landscape. The wild imagery, sexed and conscient, encompasses a peculiar piece of the American margin. Crafted by hand with the spontaneous energy of a gesture influenced by classical European techniques, the geometrical straightened snake suggests some talismanic power. Pick it up, hold it in your hand, and recite the magic spell. Snake Charm slithers from reverie to reality.
Liz Craft (born 1970) is a Los Angeles artist. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Otis Parsons in 1994 and a Master of Fine Art from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1997. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally and collected by museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.