1998, Steel, 216″ x 144″ x 160″
Installation in progress
A giant upended horse crashes to the ground. Inspired by childhood memories: horses falling in movie Western chase scenes, photos of steeplechase crashes in newspapers, and actual falls in the field in England, where I lived for a year as a child. A life-long lover of horses, I was disturbed, yet also intrigued with these drastic moments. I worked with the theme in small sculptures over several years. At Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY I had the opportunity to explore the idea on a large scale. The sculpture offers a new twist to traditional equestrian monuments.