This piece was inspired by a backpacking trip I took through Nicaragua. I spied this scene as I passed an estate's driveway with the gate wide open. The hard working pair caught my attention as the man laboriously shoveled pile after pile of dry sand off the tile entrance into the wooden cart. I noticed his cart was fashioned from car tires, and his horse appeared to have been his working companion for decades. I saw many of these horse-carts in Nicaragua, sometimes right in traffic alongside BMWs and new Mercedes. They would wait at stop lights and trot through the intersections on green lights. Nicaragua was a place of stark contrasts, much like the blue and yellow tile of this scene's foreground.
This is an oil finger painting on canvas, no brush was used to create the work. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.
- Iris Scott