1998, Steel, 216″ x 144″ x 160″
Installation Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
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. Receiving an Emerging Artist Grant from Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY gave me the opportunity to explore the idea on a large scale. The sculpture offers a new twist to traditional equestrian monuments.