Takes Two to Tango
Late last summer, 896 wild horses were captured in a round up that took place on the pretense that too many horses on the range was bad, environmentally for that range. They were overgrazing, supposedly. Some mustangs died in the round up. Many have been stuck in pens since their capture, where now a deadly virus has been taking them out. Hundreds have died in captivity. Meanwhile, the range is now proliferated with ranchers' sheep which demolish the area they freely feed in.
For me, it has been incredibly painful to deal with internally, and for awhile, I had to take a sabbatical from painting these horses. Their suffering hurt too much. But I'm coming back with an underlying anger towards the injustice perpetrated against our mustangs and a renewed determination. It's time to start painting them again.
This painting, "Takes Two to Tango" is the beginning of that return.
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