Legends of the Old West by Kellie Hudson
January 4 – February 20, 2019
RECEPTION: Friday, January 4, 2019
The legend of a cowboy starts with the foundational cow herd, after all a cowboy without a cow is just a boy. This exhibition is dedicated to the animals that helped make the cowboys legendary, and the west wild.
Longhorn cattle built a whole legacy in Texas and throughout North America. These cattle are wiley and cunning. Their resilience is renown, and their beauty is unparalleled. Between the Longhorn and the indigenous Bison species the West truly was wild. The need for tough men to learn to work and wrangle these great herds gave rise to the epic larger than life cowboy. I seek to honor the tradition and rugged charm of the beautiful beasts that created the legendary cowboy through my artwork, carvings done on the actual skulls and horns of these famous bovine.