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Cowboy Up Artwork

Roberto Salmon

United States

Mixed Media, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 47 W x 27.5 H x 2 D in

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About The Artwork

"Cowboy UP" is a poignant 50 x 65 cm canvas that captures the indefatigable spirit of the cowboy—a symbol of resilience and rugged individualism. Set against a rising or setting sun backdrop, the piece leaves it to the viewer's interpretation whether a new day is dawning or an old one is giving way to darkness. At the center of the artwork is a cowboy, captured mid-motion as he grapples to maintain control over his rearing horse. The tension in his muscles and the intensity in his eyes reflect a singular focus: to stay mounted, conquer the challenge, and keep pushing forward. But what sets this piece apart is the subtle yet haunting presence of the same cowboy's multiple forms scattered at the base of the painting. These almost ghostly figures, easy to overlook but impossible to forget, represent the cowboy's past failures—in relationships, love, business, and other facets of life. Splashed in graffiti-style lettering are the words "COWBOY UP" and "GET," serving as an in-your-face mantra that no matter how many times one falls, the only option is to get up and ride again. Using vivid cyan for the word "GET" adds a contemporary flair, linking traditions with present urgencies. In this visually layered narrative, each detail, each color, and each stroke serve as a testament to the enduring human spirit. It's not just art; it's a philosophy, a battle cry, and a tribute to every soul that chooses to rise after falling. With "Rise and Ride," you're not just looking at a canvas; you're looking at the complexity of life's journey encapsulated in a single, striking moment.

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Mixed Media:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:47 W x 27.5 H x 2 D in

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