Earl Hayes' Rough Riders

2018   86 x 105 cms 

Earl started making these brilliantly animated rodeo riders early 2018. He fashioned a studio space at the Undoolya Outstation and has revived a practice I first saw at Santa Teresa thirty years ago (but not since).  Perhaps he was much the same age as his own son, Warren, here pictured in the arms of mum, Dorrie Campbell, when he watched his uncles fashioning these attractive toys.