Alone

Scott Buckmaster's avatar Scott Buckmaster

"Alone" by Scott E. “Buck” Buckmaster, Acrylic, 18”x24” 2015: I was driving to an art show in West Branch, MI, when I saw this beautiful dog on the side of the road. It had been a particularly odd spring, pendulating between raining and freezing. This dog was in an ice field next to the road, and had passed in some manner over the winter. Its body was perfectly preserved. Due to the rain and freeze cycles the dog was on an ice pedestal, like a crystal altar. It was a beautiful dog. I felt sad for it, and also for its family. I envisioned a little child filled with sadness as her dog had disappeared. That beautiful boxer was preparing to be reclaimed by the earth. It was a beautiful day and the dog looked so noble in that field of white on that ice shelf. That it had passed lonely and frightened and had been broken, seemed heartbreaking. This picture was taken 5 springs ago. I have painted it in my mind many times and finally put brush to canvas to create this haunting image.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1/2 inch
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 18 inches