The Ignoble End
Wild Mustang horses are symbolic of freedom and are part of the mythology and legends of the American West. Stallions lead harems of mares until they lose control and the younger stallion challenges for position. See my Mustang painting ‘The Challenger’ oil on Canvas.
I completed a series of Mustang paintings a few years ago starting the first painting predicting the Freedom and spirit of the horse on a very large canvas 190x100, and as the plight of the horse became apparent due to over culling, bait traps and helicopters roundups thousands of horses are brutally removed from lands required by frackers and ranchers.
My canvases became smaller and smaller the more the squeezing out of the horse became, until finally the smallest canvas just 20x30cm framed portrays a terrified mustang as he eyes the departing land of freedom forever.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 20 x 30cm | 8 x 12" Framed
Not available as a Fine Art Print