We will leave it to the viewer to make their interpretation of the image and the dream behind it. Each person can identify with the emotions conveyed by the oeuvre and draw their conclusions.
This artwork depicts a winged horse with a woman holding its mane while floating in the air behind it.
The first element that comes to our attention is the wings. This horse is not a Pegaso like the mythological creature, and it has no links to any ancient cultures or religions. Instead, it has little wings on all four legs. This horse is riding the air, not simply flying. All the power of its muscular body is set into propelling those legs forward, breaking the inertia of daily life and heading straight into the possibilities ahead. The wings add to that forward motion, freeing the horse from the limitations of the ground.
Unbound and unbridled, this horse flies free towards the vast potential of the new territory yet to be discovered. The freedom embodied in the horse’s expression, happy and smiling, is shared by the relaxed, careless posture of the woman flying with it.
This woman, who could represent humankind well, holds firmly to the horse mane. She partakes in the horse’s elation at this shared experience of freedom. She enjoys the ride, floating in the air behind and above the horse. She experiences the ultimate feeling of freedom, almost totally untethered, with the air caressing her while she swiftly moves forward.
At this moment, she is free to be whom she wants, do what she wants, and interpret her life the way she wants, without any imposed limitations or interference. She is, at this point, the personification of freedom in motion.
Freedom -bronze & patina (19 ½” high, 24” wide, 10” deep)