Acrylic, 2015

The mountain scaling Bighorn Sheep, the Ram has played an important role in religion, mythology and as a totem or spirit animal across many cultures. The horns, which rest upon the head, represent our mental faculties, speaking to mental evolution. I met this bighorn on a road trip through the Canadian Rockies, he was the only thing preventing me from entering my hotel room for the night. A battle of the minds and wills, appropriate considering that the Ram is associated with determination, action, power, courage and as a dominating force, and I did sleep comfortably inside my hotel room this night.