The Burden Bearer
Oil painting by Amir M. Lyles. This painting was created based on my reflections about myself, my astrological sign (Taurus the bull), family life and dealing with day to day struggles. The painting depicts a man carrying a bundle and leading a bull through the desert. On the bull's back there are many bundles with items that have been added during their journey. While to the viewer it may seem that the bull (representing family, spouse, commitments, work and life's baggage) is the bearer of the bigger burden, it's the man who carries the larger burden in his mind.