Clay, oil & acrylic paint
"The Darius Persian Horse is a nod to art history, the beautiful friezes in relief that still exist on ancient walls. The name Darius comes to mind because my family knew French American composer Darius Milhaud who spent time at Mills College. He was the composer of "La creation du Monde" which is one of my favorite pieces of music, so why shouldn't he have a horse named
Gretchen Ewert's hand-rubbed, clay pieces evoke the mythic connection of nature to man. Her pieces recall primitive and religious artifacts, often adorned with animal figures as such that in the Darius Persian Horse.
Resounding eminence at its steed. The Darius Persian Horse stands dignified and proud. With a slight tilt of its brow, the figure stabilizes under a strong neck, a dynamic focus of the piece. With skillful attention to detail, Ewert molds the careful texture of the mane and tail. Upon touch of the light, the surface of the horse delicately glimmers, by the Ewert's creative treatment after firing of the clay. A strong figure composed with lively, yet delicate character, the maker's work remains exceptionally exquisite.
• 17" (43.15cm) length of sculpture
• 17" (43.15cm) width of sculpture
• 5" (12.70cm) height of sculpture
• One of a kind