Horse and Rider

Bronze, Ed: /20

Height: 70cm

Length: 58cm

Width: 16.5cm

The four works in this series of bronzes pursue an interest in communication between human and animal - in this case woman and horse. The contention is that communication if it is successful, is inchoate - surely a contradiction - a proposition that the rational mind rejects. However it is communication that is beyond reason, that is pre-cerebral or as Schmahmann, quoating Kristeva would have it, "[It is] a primary condition characterised by libidinal drives and impulses, and which precedes the acquisition of language and structures of signification."

(Catalogue for Cocks, Asses & (November, 2007)

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