This is about an intuitive painter who has been struggling with the weight of the world, her close knit world, the world at large and everything in between. And when seeking direction, all this artist heard was “buffalo” (although she just recently learned that the proper term is bison).
Bison are survivors of extreme conditions: very hot, dry summers and very long, cold winters. Bison are anatomically built so they are able to plow through the heavy snow to find their nutrients. A bison's primary predator is the wolf. The only time a wolf has any success in maiming or killing a bison is from behind. Because of this, bison can have stand offs with wolves for days at a time.
I cannot help but notice parallels with what has been brought to a head in our country: Those survivors of extreme conditions. Those forced to have stare downs with "authority" for the length of their lives, unable to turn their backs because it's been proven time and time again to NOT BE SAFE.
These are my paintings and I am the artist and this body of work is titled, Gentle Giants of This Wild World.