Wild Horses Acrylic on Canvas 48 x 60″ by Christine Hales $4,000
Wild Horses Painting by Christine Hales
Wild Horses is one of those paintings that somehow just has to be painted! The free flowing action of the horses and the mystical, inner landscape just came together in a beautiful way after several painting sessions. The space the horses run in is not literal earth space. It is inner space, comprised of both future and past and the immediacy of now.
“How will you know the difficulties of being human, if you’re always flying off to blue perfection?
Where will you plant your grief seeds? Workers need ground to scrape and hoe, not the sky of unspecified desire.”
This is art that speaks to the human aspects common to all of us. The collective conscious that Jung speaks about, that forms the threads and patterns of our lives. According to Mark Rothko, “Art aspires to a loftier goal than commentary, and it needs to speak to the essentially human if it is to succeed.”
I think that reading poetry, particularly of the mystics, has a wonderful effect on my painting. The Wild Horses painting is intended as a lift off, a departure, from the outer reality to the inner landscape. I hope you enjoy it!
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