ONCE A COWBOY


I fell in love with Jean the fall of our junior college year. This was a colossal clash of cultures.  She had been around the world - I had been around the barnyard (featured in the high heel & spur). She was beautiful, intelligent, and talented - I was intriguing with cow manure still on my boots. Perhaps it was curiosity or boredom that prompted her to say yes to my invitation to dance that first evening we met at the Oregon State University ballroom. The more we got acquainted the more we had in common - of the things that matter. Her tender heart and unquestioned dedication to me have grown from a few strands to a strong cord over the years.  She is my best friend. 

…there are three things which are too wonderful
for me, four which I do not understand:
The way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a serpent on a rock,
the way of a ship in the middle of the sea,
and the way of a man with a woman.
Proverbs 30:19

…It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make
him a helper suitable for him.
Genesis  2:18

The silvery dress color of the piece continues down one of the three facets of the base spiral as does the charcoal grey of the man. It is important that each of us maintains our own identity and are not overshadowed by the other (once a cowboy - always a cowboy). The third facet is a value between the silver and grey which represents how both are indelibly changed as they take on some of the ‘color’ of the other. That is a good thing that really is “too wonderful”.

 

Edition of 24

29" H x 15"

Available - $4,995

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