Carousel to War Horse
Exhibiton of New work to be presented in Murrurundi during the Upper Hunter Horse Festival and the King of the Ranges Challenge and Bush Festival 30th April - 31st May 2015.
Carousel to Warhorse 30th April - 31st May 2015
My work explores relationships between horses and humans where I adopted a symbolic language of decorative elements. Colour form and stylised plant and floral motifs combine with sprigs, bound tails and plaited manes, ideas taken from the rules of equitation, to develop my these equine forms.
Training horses for close combat.
The Waler was the chosen mount for Australian Light Horsemen. This exhibition, Carousel to Warhorse, presents a small tribute to the Waler and the part it played in Australian war time history. Carosella (little war) or carousel as it has evolved today developed from the ancient art of training horses for combat. Over time it has evolved into the equestrian art of Dressage, one of the three disciplines within Three Day Eventing, first a military competition and now an Olympic discipline
Check out all the ceramic work from Australian Ceramic Association members at Embodied Commentaries Inspired by Place