While never intending to work primarily with the form of the horse, it turns
out to be perfect for what I am trying to do with my work. They are
allegorical and give me the opportunity to add gemstones for the mane and
tail. The symbolism of the horse itself is so fitting for the problems of the
modern world. Horses survive and thrive by living in community and being
extremely sensitive to their surroundings. They are teachers and healers. Most
of them open to reveal the inner life, the unseen realms. I thought I wanted
to make sculpture, not pottery, but realized most of the objects I am making
are containers. They seem more and more to be exploring the Sacred Feminine.
This has led me to my newest work - the Goddess series of Horses. I am trying
to rediscover and bring to the surface the teachings and archetypes of the
Goddesses of old. Clay seems like a perfect medium for this.
The mixed media horses come with a miniature 'book' that gives the title
of the work, lists the stones and added elements, what they
mean symbolically, the theme and other interesting information.
Because I am on the main Rd between Espanola and Taos, I operate my work
space as a studio gallery. I am open every day whenever I am working. This
seems to me like most of the time but it is best to call ahead.