I have always loved vintage spurs. These are a somewhat rare pair from the North and Judd brand with 16 point rowels. I wore them for many years. I like the wear on the nickel plating, the reflections on the rowel details, and the stripping on the screws. Each mark shows its life.
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8 x 10 2016 White charcoal on black paper
This piece was a an experiment, the first of many white charcoal pieces I would do over the next three years. It provides an expedited way to reveal highlights against a truly black surface. Blue Chilly Bars was a horse I purchased at age 13 with my own money from ranch work. The horse and I were both green and we both knew it. She and I had a working relationship that lasted four years. She dumped me off countless times and turned around to come back at me when I was on the ground, stranded me miles from the headquarters, broke my back, and bucked her way through a crowded branding pen. We also worked cattle many days of the year, rode hundreds of miles, and learned a lot. This is Chilly, staring me in the eye at the beginning of another work day, both of us trying to figure out who would win.