Veryl Goodnight, NSS - Cowgirl
- Medium: Bronze
- Edition: 3
- Size: 34'' x 35'' x 16''
Veryl Goodnight's love of horses began early. In her book, No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight, the artist says:
I must have been born loving horses. I was told my first spoken word was "Italian," as I excitedly pointed to a horse. It is this love for horses and all other animals, plus a childhood in the Colorado mountains that inspires my art.
In Cowgirl, the sculptor depicts a young rider confidently astride a beloved horse. Owning a horse was Goodnight's dream as a young girl, though she did not have the means to have a horse of her own until years later.