‘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 ‘Said the Painter’ and Other Poetry by Neal Dach... Said the Painter Upon the mossy stones I dwelt, I did, and was, and painting felt An arch and angel bend to speak, Their sainted tones m... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.