Title: The Long Rider at Dawn or Sunset
Material: oil on canvas
Year: 1991 SOLD
We were so far back in the woods, they almost had to pipe in sunlight. — Roy Rogers
“The Long Rider” is a portrait of Roy Rogers, Trigger’s lifelong friend-come- taxidermist, here stretched wide as the western sky. Yep.
My very young daughter scribbled something in the lower corner of the canvas with a crayon, which I traced with paint to serve as my signature. What does it mean? I don’t know — what does mean mean? I don’t know that either. We’d have to ask a meanie. But, at the end of the day, the sun sets, and we always get a new one the next day from Africa. Hacuna matata. And happy trails.