One of the reasons I love western art because it usually tells a story. Sometimes the stories are dramatic or action filled, sometimes emotional, serene and often humorous. Charlie Russell and George Phippen’s paintings and sculptures showed scenes of the humorous side of the West.
I wanted this bronze sculpture to be a link to that long tradition in our history of humor in western art. It depicts a hard-working cowboy riding a young colt outside the corral for the first time. Unexpectedly he rides by a bush full of Jack Rabbits that are flushed out like a covey of Quail, which begins this “hare-raisin’ ride.”