‘Big Shoes’ by Carrie Pearce The Society October 7, 2013 Art The Artist’s Statement on Horses: I have always believed that nature lends itself to man. The horse has contributed more to civilization than any other animal… Since prehistoric times, the horse has been aiding man in his quests for freedom. They have fought wars, plowed fields, pioneered us, entertained us, and hauled everything imaginable. They are native to every land. They are universal. When standing next to them, their size can be quite intimidating. Yet, there is a great sense of calm. Maybe the largest sense of calm and peace I have felt. These paintings are very large. I feel they need to be that way to capture the presence of the horse. In this series, I am exploring the traits and similarities of horse and man. The horse is a metaphor for the experiences of man. Click here for a showing of the artist’s works. Click here for the artist’s website. Related Post ‘The Injured, Desolate Jericho’ by E.V. Wyler This villanelle is a tribute to the Rust Belt, and all the communities devastated when corporations close their American plants in pursuit of cheaper ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.