The process of painting a cow skull is a long and sometimes arduous one. After hours of cleaning and priming a dirty, cracked, and beat up skull I always hang it on the wall behind my desk. Sometimes a skull will hang there for weeks or even months as I try to divine what the skull wants to become. This mammoth of a skull hung on my wall for nearly six months before I was ready to even approach it. Among its many challenges were its very large size and massive horns, which made handling it quite a chore. And despite its angry-looking brow and threatening appendages, every time I tried to envision what to paint on it, I repeatedly felt the skull asking for a symbol of peace and grace. In many Native American cultures, the broken arrow indicated the end of hostilities between nations or was offered as a sign of peace or friendly alliance. The peaceful scene of many teepees surrounding a calm lake under the breadth of majestic mountains symbolizes nations coming together to complete the healing circle.
Dimensions: 19″ L x 19″ W. Wired and ready to hang. Signed.
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