Medium: Oil on Archival Paper
Painted in (year): 2009
Category: original animal paintings
THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The Locals painting features the image of three alpacas, two of which are together on one side of the painting and the other which is located on the left-hand side, watching them closely. With a name like Locals, it can be assumed that the artist is expressing the symbolism of the alpaca in regards to newcomers to an area; the alpaca symbolizes the service of love. He provides a number of important commodities such as his fur, wool, bones and more in ancient Andean lore, suggesting that one should always welcome and care for someone new.