"Arlene Rosenberg and Gena McNeil"

Medium: Drypoint Engraving
Size: 11.5"x15.25"
Year: 1999
Edition: Ed. of 50
$450.00

Medium: 

Drypoint Engraving

Size: 

11.5"x15.25"

Year: 

1999

Edition: 

Ed. of 50

Mother and daughter, Arlene Rosenberg (born 1927) and Gena McNeil (born 1956), of Ellensburg, Washington, represent the close bond that develops between parents and their children who pursue a ranching life. The same can be said of the trust that evolves between a horse and rider. Rosenberg, a rancher and rodeo performer, often used a gentle old gelding named Zarley as a babysitter. She would place three-year old Gena on Zarley's back and he would mooch and meander around the corral, the little girl sitting queen-like on his broad back and sometimes curling up on his neck and falling asleep. Today, McNeil is a champion barrel racer and a former Ellensburg Rodeo Queen, who currently serves on the board of directors of Pro-West, an association of professional cowboys and cowgirls. She cherishes a tour she made of Australia and New Zealand that was sponsored by the American National Cattlewomen's Association, where she found common ground in the ranching life with women half a world away. Interviewed Ellensburg, Washington, 1994

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