Bison and Moon
When I began my series of paintings of iconic fauna, it occurred to me to present each one beneath a great full moon. (It was a loony notion for a series [pardon the pun], but I liked the idea.) Bison are the mascots of Howard University, to whose students I devoted the major part of my academic life. Besides, bison are iconic creatures of North America. I first saw them in Wyoming when I was a girl. Then, one day they appeared on the hillsides of Virginia near Wolftown. Some farmer had decided to raise a herd of bison instead of black angus. But Buffalo Hill Farm proved a fad and didn’t last.
Metallic and Liquitex acrylics on heavy rag paper 22½” x 30”