Pen & Ink on Paper
Keeping Wild Horses as part of the Code of the West
As an advocate for the freedom of the wild horses of the West, I again pay tribute to them with this new drawing. According to the federal government there are about 70,000 wild horses left in the West. That’s a decline from about 2 million at the turn of the 20th century.
When the Spanish brought horses back to the continent in the 1500’s, they were reintroducing a native species. Horses played a significant role in our nation’s history, from building the West to fighting alongside soldiers in wars. They are the living symbols of the pioneer spirit of the West.
As we believe that wild horses are beautiful to see running across the prairie, these horses' fate for a good life is threatened. When seeing the wild horse roaming freely across the West, just for that quick moment, we borrow their freedom and can feel alive. - dbA
This piece is available for purchase. This Pen & Ink drawing is on cold pressed watercolor paper using my version of stippling. It’s framed with reclaimed barn wood that is over 100 years old. The edges are wrapped with patinaed copper. Overall size is 21” X 27”.