Veryl Goodnight, NSS - Back from the Brink (Monumental) - PRICE ON REQUEST
- Medium: Bronze
- Edition: 7
- Size: 77'' x 58'' x 56''
To create Back From The Brink, Veryl Goodnight sent out several letters to buffalo ranches asking for the opportunity to raise an orphan calf should one become available.
Medicine Lodge Buffalo Ranch near Dubois, Idaho called her in early June. The post lady had found a newborn calf all alone on her route. Little 'Charlie' had become separated from his mother when the herd had been moved the day before and had survived his first night of life alone.
Veryl and her husband, Roger Brooks, flew to Idaho immediately and brought Charlie home to Santa Fe in their plane. They bottle-raised Charlie with the intent of returning him to Idaho as a yearling. However, Charlie had other plans. Charlie also modeled for Survivor and Tomorrow's Leader.
(Excerpted from Western Art Collector, July 2011, page 148.)
Back from the Brink and Charlie, are featured in the artist's book, No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight.
There is also a smaller version of Back from the Brink available.