Relief - ciment fondu, 36" by 48"
Pure admiration and love of horses was the motivation for this relief. Not much narrative, not much composition. Obviously I got a fair bit of inspiration from Degas, Delacroix, Gericault, Stubbs and mythology – pre-car culture.
But I seldom ride except nervously and only as a tourist on special occasions.
My mom, Faye on her palomino, 'Pal' - in front of a small barn on our property in Watrous Sask.
During the time we spent on the prairies, my mother learned to ride in order to overcome her fear of horses. Once she was in control of that fear her interest shifted to other things and she stopped riding.