The Amazing Race48''x 108''
Oil & Gold-leaf
This body of work began when I first saw the four larger than life bronze horses in St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. In history, these magnificent sculptures are thought to be from Constantinople, seized by Napoleon, and finally returned to Venice. They played an active symbolic role in changing the European landscape.
For centuries artists have been painting and sculpting horses. Until now, I had not appreciated their endeavors in communicating to us the horse’s monumental importance in the development of the human race. In our modern fast paced world, we have quickly forgotten how indebted we are to this one animal.
I reveal and remind others of how horses were instrumental in shaping our world. They symbolize the spirit within each of us and represent the ideal of individual freedom.