November 14, 2011Still working on my centennial piece "Not So Gentle Tamers." I'm leaning towards a more grandmotherly woman with the shovel and the dispatched rattlesnake, in honor of my own two grandmothers who inspired me with their grit.
And I may include a toddler in awe and shock at the decapitated snake AND the toughness of his grandmother, who, before this day was seen as the queen of the cookie jar, and not much more.
"It's a wise boy, who knows his grandmother"
—Old Vaquero Saying