Wood you Like to Talk to a Horse?

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Wood you Like to Talk to a Horse?

"No one can talk to a horse of course........."

Life Size Horse by Heather Jansch

From the beginning my twin passions were drawing and horses. I was a pony mad country girl but my hero was Leonardo da Vinci and my dreams were of becoming an international artist who lived among wooded foothills with clear flowing water at my door and horses grazing all around.

I was a wild young thing and hated the confines of school especially in the summer and was a disruptive student except during art classes. I took A level art two years early and failed all my O levels except English language but miraculously that got me to Walthamstow College to study visual art. There, drawing was regarded as the first essential. I was enthralled and excelled. I went on to the now famous Goldsmiths College in London where sadly, at the time, figurative work was unfashionable. There was a life room, and models too, but no tutors ventured near. They liked and encouraged (typically) 6ft square green canvases with triangles and circles in bold clashing colours and sculptures using planks and blocks of polystyrene.

At the end of the first year I was asked to leave the course. I was told that I did not have the stuff that painters were made from and, if lucky, I might scrape a place somewhere to do graphics. My confidence was shattered. I was not interested in graphics. I liked the country, painting and constructing things from what lay around.

Source (read more):www.heatherjansch.com

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Comments (10)

Nadia Kushnir on June 6, 2012


cjlin on June 7, 2012

Wow, beautiful artistic work. YSl. cjlin

bdeh on June 7, 2012

Wow, dat is prachtig gemaakt Erik, heel bijzonder. Groeten Berend

M.Kranenborg-Torn on June 7, 2012

Wat leuk om te zien, mooi.

Groetjes van Greetje

Nick Weall on June 7, 2012

I love this woman's work Erik and like your shot ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Louisa H on June 18, 2012

Gelijk Berend , zegt Erik, prachtig gemaakt en dat alleen van plantenmateriaal wat een sierlijkheid heeft zij er kunnen in brengen ,ik heb dit een tijdje geleden op TV gezien...Like.


Erik van den Ham on June 18, 2012

Hallo Nadia, cjlin and Nick if you check out her site one can see she's has made many of the wooden horses. All of them pretty and unique. Thank you all for the fine comments.

Hallo Berend, Greetje en Louisa ik was ook erg onder de indruk van hoe mooi dit was gemaakt. Ik denk dat er heel wat uren puzzelen in zit om de juiste stukken hout te vinden om dit zo te maken.

Greetings, Groetjes, Erik

Faintlightofdawn on June 18, 2012

super piece of sculpture Erik! Best wishes, Fai

Teunis Haveman on June 20, 2012

Hallo Erik, kwam gisteren ook twee van dit soort paarden tegen bij Gramsberegn


gr teunis

K@rin on June 29, 2012

Schitterend gemaakt hé !? wij hebben er destijds ook met bewondering naar gekeken, vond Eden helemaal geweldig,

Like;m nog steeds ! :) , groetjes Karin

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Photo taken in Saint Blaise, Cornwall, UK

This photo was taken indoors

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