Roads, Cows, and Barbed Wire

The cow painting is finished! How I hated it in the beginning – now I am quite pleased! I found some nicely rusted barbed wire in the desert near Chaco Canyon. Maybe this is a statement to the way the once unlimited landscape of the Southwest is now obstructed and limited by fences, barbed wire, roads, etc. And how are the cows influencing the environment? Eat less meat…
The painting is 80 x 132 cm (including the barbed wire) and is painted with oil paints on plywood.

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