Cowboy Recluse

Cowboy-RecluseLedford Mayo, a long time resident of the dry pastureland outside of Tres Piedras, actually migrated to northern NM and the banks of the Rio Grande river from the hard times of the Oklahoma “Dust Bowl”. In the 1930’s he and his family made the long trek in a Conestoga wagon. Destined to a hardscrabble existence in the riverbank village of Pilar, then northward to TP, Led broke horses and raised meager herds of cattle most of his life. A mostly shy, soft-spoken man, he would look down, kick the dirt, shake his head and proudly say in a quiet, raspy voice, “It’s all I’ve ever done.”

Cowboy Recluse
40”H x 50”W
Acrylic on Canvas

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