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"The Cows That Cry" - Original Acrylic Painting by Laurel Barbieri

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 The Cows That Cry  - Original Acrylic Painting by Laurel Barbieri
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"The Cows That Cry" - Original acrylic painting by LAUREL BARBIERI, measures 36" x 48". This inspired replication of an ancient engraving depicts a group of wild cattle, twice as tall as modern day cattle, moving toward a watering hole. The Neolithic engraving on the side of a sandstone outcropping in Tassili-n-Ajjer in southern Algeria works with the surface of the rock to create the illusion of depth and motion. Although wild, the cattle are said to be crying for their human helper. This deep connection between the wild and the human is reflected in Laurel's life and work, as she draws on her experiences growing up as the 8th child of 13 in a rustic three-bedroom house in the forested foothills of Olympic National Park in northwest Washington State. The artist reflects, "It was the early 70's, but we were still using an outhouse. The forest was the source of food and warmth, as well as my private sanctuary." As an adult, Laurel turned to painting to capture the organic shapes, colors, and textures she came to love during those formative years. Images from ancient cave drawings and rock carvings such as those in Algeria are recurring motifs in her work. The Relief Sculpture technique she originated is uniquely suited to convey the intensity of emotion and the texture of the carvings in Neolithic treasures such as "The Cows That Cry". The strong textures and rich colors that Laurel uses in her interpretation of these images conveys her deeply held conviction that when ancient man created these drawings he did not know what great gifts he was leaving us. Per the artist, "To me, these images are the most remarkable and exquisite works of art on earth. Through art works such as this, I hope to share these treasures and awaken the primitive thread that runs deep within each of us." Dallas Safari Club thanks Laurel Barbieri for this 100% donation. Laurel Barbieri, 503-369-7557, 7501 SE 152nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236, laurelbarbieri@gmail.com, www.laurelbarbieri.com. BOOTH #435