2003 33.5 x 49.5" 84 x 124 cm Acrylic on Canvas
The kernel for this painting began with the emotional draw between the mother cow and her calf in the Egyptian Hieroglyphic. Usually we think of Egyptian art as quite static and formal, however their treatment of animals, and on rare occasions people can really be quite emotionally charged. I initially connected with the cow and calf in a serious way 15 years earlier when I did my first painting with an Egyptian theme "My Dog Lollypop" featuring our then pet, Bogey, who was a Pharaoh Hound. At that time I had tried to incorporate the cows into a work of art, but with no success. This painting evolved only after a very long fermentation process, and I have the horses to thank for being the catalyst that brought it all together.
P.S. Egyptian Hieroglyphs, which are phonetically based, have been transcribed to correspond with our alphabet. The captions I have written contain humor, as well as pearls of wisdom.
This painting has participated in the following International Exhibits;
iBiennial of Contemporary Art, Artoteque.com online 2009, London UK 2009-2011
The Third Internet Artwork competition; ArtPeriscope Art Project, Czestochowa, Poland 2008 * 3rd Prize
Arcadia, The End of Time, Projekt 30, New York, NY, USA 2006
An International Presentation of Portfolio, the Staedelschule, Frankfurt, Germany 2006
Fall Open Juried Exhibition, The International Museum of the Horse, Lexington, Kentucky, USA 2005
This painting has been reproduced in the following book;
Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists, Vol 1, Kennedy Publishing, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A., Copyright 2009