"Running Free" is a painting of the Onaqui Herd in Utah. The wild horses in the Onaqui Herd Management Area (HMA) are considered the most visited and cherished mustang population in the United States. Unfortunately, these beautiful animals are at risk (read more below).
This piece is meant to celebrate the essence of the herd, and to remind us that freedom is precious...for both human and wild animal. Portion of proceeds will go to the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign.
Reference photo used with permission by Jami Bollschweiler
Options: Fine Art Paper Print or Framed Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Fine Art Paper Prints - Open Edition:
This option is for an unframed, unmatted 300gsm fine art paper print on 100% cotton rag, semi-smooth (hot press) fine art and photography paper. It is archival, and acid-free.
Size Options: 11x14 or 16x20
Includes Certificate of Authenticity.
- Comes unframed and with no mat. Professional Framing is highly suggested. If you want to purchase your print framed, please contact me via the contact form at the bottom of this page.
- 11x14 shipped flat and 16x20 shipped in tube.
Framed Gallery Wrapped Canvas - Open Edition:
This option features a thick, archival-grade polycotton-mix canvas that is carefully hand-stretched over kiln-dried pine stretcher bars and floated in a wood frame.
Size Options: 11x14, 16x20, 18x24, 24x30 or 30x40
Frame Color Options: Black, White, Oak, Antique Silver or Antique Gold.
- Hanging Wire
- Certificate of Authenticity will be mailed separately.
More about the Onaqui Herd and Herd Management:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced its intention to round up and remove 80% of them from our public lands.
The federal government uses costly and cruel practices to eliminate wild horses and burros from our public lands to clear the way for taxpayer-subsidized livestock grazing. Each year, the BLM uses low-flying helicopters to brutally stampede, capture, and remove wild horses and burros by the thousands from Western public lands.
Those that survive roundups are stockpiled in government holding facilities. If they aren't adopted or auctioned off, they are sentenced to a lifetime of being warehoused in long-term holding facilities. At worst, wild horses end up in the slaughter pipeline.
Approximately 80 million taxpayer dollars fund this mismanaged program, annually.