Although I’ve lived in the Atlanta area for nine years, thoughts of my hometown are never far away. I grew up in an area just outside of Macon, Georiga which is mostly a rural community. Just to put things into perspective, Honey Boo Boo lives about 20-30 minutes away from my family’s home (which is either really embarrassing or really funny depending on how you look at it).
So when you attend a high school in a rural area, you have clubs like the “Future Farmers of America” (FFA for short) where the students learn about livestock and other agricultural related topics. My cousin joined his senior year (who by the way became a mechanical engineer) and was given a project of taking care of a cow he named Cookie. From what I remember, he became very attached to Cookie, even venturing out to the school barn on the weekends to feed and look after her. I wonder how many people can say they had a high school barn? Anyways, when I found the photo of this cow in the pasture, it reminded me of Cookie and my hometown. I decided to do this painting as my ode to the country life. Like they say – you can take the girl out of Macon, but you can’t take Macon out of the girl.
Title: Out to Pasture
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas; Gallery wrapped
Size: 20 x 16
Price: $375 – Buy it now from my Etsy shop.