Russell learned early on that a good painting needed some tension points and that the lariat was an excellent tool in the visuals he was expressing. This is classic Russell with the action, the predicament and the uncertain outcome. We see the disaster is already taking place but there are saviors in the thick of it and on the way. Do they arrive on time and do their skills match the gravity of the situation? In all of it, the lariat directs the eye.
18 x 12 inches