This large oil painting was made on my return to the UK from the Falkland Islands. 'Palenque' (Spanish: meaning 'arena' or 'palisade') is the name the Islanders have for the structure in the painting. Enormous Turkey Vultures, with their incredible sense of smell, are attracted to the curing carcass of beef from miles away . . . but are kept at bay by netting draped over the meat. In the foreground are sheep skins, also hung out to dry - see 'Running Fence'.