Click to enlargeWith Mystic's Mane & Tail (commissioned)

Mystic was a beloved horse who died young and tragically. I began with her braided tail and impressed it into the clay. I chopped her shiny hair and put into the clay which later burned out and the sediment glaze stained the space where her hair had been. A section has a place where her tail hair can be stung to make sound--like a bow. There's more--it was a hands-on collaboration with her owner. The experience was a blessing for us both.