PORTFOLIO > FLOW

How can you follow the course of your life if you do not let it flow
– Lao-Tzu

When I truly hold something I can feel where it came from, maybe you can to. When you pick up a stone do you feel the mountain? When you pick up a seashell do you feel the sea? Touching, collecting and playing with horsehair is a gathering of my experiences with horses that remind me of the forces of life that can’t always be seen. Mane, forelock and tail hair innately want to flow. The hair is a living symbol as mirrors to the deepest of understandings that are difficult to express in words. The hair carries feelings and times long gone and by working with it these feelings and times come alive again. The hair doesn’t necessarily represent an idea, but it calls into being all that lives in me. Again and again the hair has the majestic and burdensome power to harbor or release the impact of my experience. It is a humble reminder to keep the flow real between what I put my attention toward and what I decide to leave behind.

natures flow
cedar, horse hair + mirrors
48" x 10" x 48"
2017
White Diamond
horse hair, acrylic + wood
8" x 44" x 7"
2017
Black + White Diamond
horse hair, acrylic + wood
8" x 44" x 7"
2017
Red + White Diamond
horse hair, acrylic + wood
9" x 40" x 7"
2018
Chestnut Roan Knot
horse hair + wood
7" x 48" x 3"
2017
Mirror Diamond
horse hair + mirror
9" x 30" x 7"
2018
Roan, Chestnut + Liver Chestnut
horse hair + wood
12" x 37" x 2"
2018
Chestnut Braid
horse hair + wood
7" x 48" x 3"
2017
Red + White Hexagon
horse hair, acrylic + wood
15" x 25" x 5"
2018
Black + White Hexagon
horse hair, acrylic + wood
15" x 25" x 5"
2018
Red, Roan + White Cube
horse hair, acrylic + wood on a metal base
9-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 12"
2018
Black, Grey + White Cube
horse hair, acrylic on metal base
9-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 14"
2018
Cowhide Cube
cowhide, horse hair, acrylic on metal base
9-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 9-1/2"
2018