Woodrow, Deborah Butterfield sculpture, bronze, 1988, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 2008, all photos © 2008 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
I was thinking of Novelty Pets when I photographed this Deborah Butterfield sculpture at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden yesterday. When she created the sculpture in 1988, she named the horse, Woodrow.
The inscription on the plaque reads:
In the 1970’s I made horses out of real mud and sticks. They were, in part, meant to reflect how much a horse is part of his environment. I combined the figure and the ground.
I also found the Horse Colors site. It has not been officially launched but is fun just the same. For all the horse lovers out there.
-related links: Interview With Deborah Butterfield on Art!Space – Jackson Hole, Fall 2006, Deborah Butterfield Horses Grace Park Avenue Malls on NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Fall 2005
-related to post, White Elephants On Art
-posted on red Ravine, Sunday, January 6th, 2008