26”H x 22”L, bronze and crystal
Ed. of 15
Thoroughbred filly in a full gallop.
She will be mounted on a iceberg shaped base cast in crystal. I was really inspired to create her after spending time in the beautiful surroundings of Winstar Farm in Lexington, KY and seeing the horses running on the training track.
I like the idea of contrast in this piece. Though bronze and crystal, are both born of fire, the crystal ultimately looks like ice. Thoroughbreds are “hot bloods” and the fastest horses on earth, yet so fragile looking on those tiny legs and hooves.
It must be a real thrill as a jockey to be mounted high on the back of such an animal and running at those speeds. From my own experience galloping my horse, it is a feeling of flight, knowing there are moments in the gallop when all four feet are off the ground and you are suspended in air along with the horse flying across the countryside. I wanted to capture the feeling of a hot blooded horse at full gallop across the ice, melting it in her wake.
Shown at the American Academy of Equine Art show 2012, At the Spindletop during Kentucky Derby week.