Contemporary equine sculpture - Susie Benes

Contemporary equine sculpture

Muybridge grey horse walking with bucket

“Walking with a bucket in mouth; light-gray horse, Eagle ” by Eadweard J. Muybridge. (1884-1887)

I've always loved Muybridges photograps. They are precise, simple, and have a powerful visual impact. They also try to peel back the layers and understand an animal that has inspired people for generations. I also love that this one is a bit humourous too.

I think a study of equine locomotion compliments my modern equine sculptures. Anatomy is key in my work, as I aim to make interesting, but subtle pieces that blend traditional and contemporary art sensibilities.

I wonder where this journey will eventually lead.