Bison Looking Back

12″ x  24″

Oil on Wood

Looking back on the relationship between the American Bison and humans is both heartbreaking and inspiring. At one time, there were 20-30 million Of these animals roaming the Great Plains. But due to thoughtless humans seeking a payday, the population was brought down to around 1,000 by the late 1800’s.

Thanks to numerous hardworking and dedicated people, that number today is over half a million.
Stephanie Arne and I had the opportunity to see bison in both Yellowstone National Park and Custer State Park in South Dakota this year while on the Creative Animal Foundation’s U.S. Tour. Thanks to parks like these, people from around the world can hang out with these animals in their natural habitats.

Bison Looking Back - Original oil painting by wildlife artist Timothy Davison of the Davison Art Company featuring an American bison with head turned, looking back at the bloody history of their species in modern history. Reference photo Custer State Park, South Dakota. This simple painting appears to come off the surface, revealing the wood grain beneath. Framed with a custom driftwood frame, wood from Yellowstone River in Wyoming. © COPYRIGHT TIMOTHY DAVISON