"Give me a home where the buffalo roam."
The American Bison is one of the quintessential characters of the wild frontier. Its stoic resilience through harsh winters and sweltering summers, as well as surviving the (not so) Great Bison Hunts the 19th and 20th centuries, embody the indomitable spirit which captures the hearts of admirers to this day. Working on this commission added immense value to my life, as observing these amazing creatures first hand was both humbling and educational. This illustration is done in traditional ink on brown cardstock. It is simple, to the point, and needs no further introduction.
Beyond The Self" is a juxtaposition of two themes; understanding the things that makes me "tick", ie: causes, rituals, etc, and becoming more present in the world.