(17-5/8 x 31; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $195.00 U.S.)
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“Horses have shared the history of humankind since earliest times. My mother was born
into a world where horses were virtually the only form of land transportation other than
using one’s own legs. Those days are now past in almost the entire world. However,
horses still have a place as a satisfying form of outdoor recreation. Great enthusiasm
for the breeding and keeping of horses in many parts of rural North
America remains to this day.
I saw this scene while driving through British Columbia ranchland one atmospheric winter
day. The farmer had unloaded hay in a line from his tractor. This concentrated the
feeding horses in a longitudinal clump. Since my abstract painting days, I have been
attracted to black and white interlocking shapes reminiscent of the work of Franz Kline.
That, to me, created the power of that central cluster of horses which I see
as almost one form.”