Maureen Wilks


Artist, Photographer, Writer

The summer of 2004 was a good year for snakes. We came across 14 of the 23 different species that live in Socorro County. 

For many years our front yard was ablaze with pink cosmos in late summer.  Cosmos No. 5 combines  my passion for wildlflowers with snakes. I came across Huff and Puff on a drive in the San Mateo Mountains. He was stretched out across the road and allowed me to pick him up with my special grabber without complaint. Once in the bucket he began to huff and puff. After taking his photograph I returned him the following  week to the same spot.
Pink Cosmos
Huff & Puff, a ​Bullsnake

Cosmos No. 5

24x24 in
Canvas