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Woodrow, Minneapolis Minnesota, January 2008,photo © 2007 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.

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.

–Deborah Butterfield


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.



Butterfield Horse, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 2008, photo © 2007 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.

Just Horsin' Around (Snowball), Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 2008,photo © 2007 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.    Just Horsin' Around (Snowball), Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 2008,photo © 2007 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.   

 Just Horsin' Around (Snowball), Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 2008,photo © 2007 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.   


-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

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