Although I live in the Northeast, I continue to be entranced by the images of the rural West where I spent much of my childhood. The color, unique shapes of the landscape, and the powerful presence of the horses on my father’s Arizona ranch still form the core of my work. Over the last few years, horses have re-emerged as my primary subject.
I have come back to the horses with a better command and understanding of their form and a renewed enthusiasm for their ability to provoke meaning, both metaphorically and directly. The evocative power of a horse’s gesture may be much the same as a slight turn of a human head, full of possible narrative, and a sense of a shared world. It is my love of this subject that fuels my desire to create an image and to explore different ways of doing so through drawing, painting and sculpture.