To be as light as the sky

Resin fibreglass

2022

Part of the collection at Arte Contemporary, La Rapita, Spain

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How do we relearn the lightness of being when humanity weighs so heavily on the earth.  


To be as light as the sky is a reminder of our symbiotic relationships with other beings. The horse and human merge together into a collective self crowned with a fan of leaves. When the Spanish colonised America the native people called the riders 6 legged beasts, describing the powerful union between man and animal. We have so much to learn from the companionship and communication that occurs between different beings. This is a monument to this knowledge, not to our abuse of the power we gain but a respect and wisdom of other creatures that we cohabit the earth with. The bird in this piece represents a mascot, a wild friend, a spirit, a familiar, a demon. Corvid species have both good fortune and bad luck, long associated with magic mystery and folklore, they are a symbol of potential, of something about to happen.