|Degas poster print + master huntsman stencil on reclaimed barn wood by local artist Sean Reichert|
Idk. It's hard to explain - but so much of what's available feels... somehow unreal. Maybe impersonal? It doesn't sync up with the humble shaggy lesson ponies I grew up with, or the nature of how I actually experience horses in real life. Kinda like how any movie that involves horses depicts them as constantly whinnying or neighing or snorting or otherwise chattering. Like. No, horses just aren't that noisy guys. Let's be real, here!
|Charlie portrait on canvas by Alyssa Kelley + timber horses in glazed ceramic by local artist Jennifer Merriman|
The huntsman appeals to me for its simplicity, and I actually have a few other non-horsey pieces from the same artist. And I just kinda love those timber horses. Maryland has a strong tradition of these races, including the annual Hunt Cup (that's kind of a big deal) - so I like the local flavor to it. I also kinda appreciate that the horses aren't perfect and that they're all styled slightly different.
And obviously we've all already seen that lovely portrait of Charlie as a racehorse that Alyssa created for me!!
|Izzy print in MCTA prize picture frame + Izzy print with corner chewed up by kitties|
|best friend Dancer from many years ago + unicorn lunch box gift from when i was very sad|
Also on display, obviously, is the awesome unicorn Teresa mailed to me (complete with much-needed care package) after I wrote about things falling apart with Isabel. (Thanks girl!!)
|also. this giant wooden horse.|
So.... not a very large collection by quantity haha, but perhaps.... imposing in sheer size and material?
What about you? Do you have a lot of horse art or decorations in your home? Or are you more of a minimalist? Wanna hop in and share your pictures too??