“Horses personify the sacred dance of connectedness”
~ Kim McElroy
This painting was inspired an experience I had while visiting Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary. At RTF the horses live in natural herds. As I watched, this stallion began courting a mare. It was such an honor for them to feel comfortable enough with me present, to exhibit their natural behaviors, and such a rare and beautiful moment to witness their miraculous life in harmony far from the cruel roundups. The pastel drawing is created on semi-transparent vellum representing their elusive spirits, overlaying handmade paper embedded with real ferns and flowers representing their wild nature.