|Blue Pony, found objects, polymer clay, oil paint and wax medium, 12 x 12"|
I lost some sleep creating this one. Kind of a lot of sleep in fact.
What happened was, I mistook one deadline for another and ended up with something like 72 hours to come up with two entirely new works. Oops!
This and the Red Bird are the result of that deadline. I had to simply make things; there was no time to second-guess myself. Though I hope not to pull almost-all-nighters again any time soon, I can't say I'm sorry I did it this time.
What I'm loving are the various interpretations I'm hearing from people. Everything from "Aztec" to "Pony Express." I have my own associations with the piece, but I'm leaving those unsaid for the moment.
The Blue Pony and Red Bird are part of the This Old Mouse show at Tarnish & Gold Gallery in NE Minneapolis, starting tomorrow night at 7 p.m.; if you come out, I'll see you there.