This is an old piece. Inspired and drawn from David Attenborough’s book ‘the private life of plants’. Some time around 1996 in the Botanic gardens in Glasnevin in Dublin there was an exhibition of plant paintings around the gardens. I did two myself, a hellebore and a something else. These were the days before smart phones and internet was quiet enough. So I did this one for myself. I came across one of these snakes in the USA when I was there. Trouble is the poisonous version looks the same as the non poisonous one.