Saturday, November 28, 2009

Legendary Art

There was an open artist studio in Portland today that I went to check out. Near the back I spotted them....a whole herd of beautiful sculpted stoneware horses. The artist is Jan Rentenaar. You can see more examples of her work here. She says, "What you see here is myth made reality by the hand of a sculptor." My IPhone pics don't do them justice. These horses are stunning and as you stand back and look, you see characteristics in each one that resemble the horses we know. I ended up getting a beautiful green one that reminded me of Maddy. It had a floppy mane and big cheeks. It would seem I handed Jan a photo of Maddy and said "Make this horse!"

11 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

I agree...beautiful horses.

Grey Horse Matters said...

She's a talented sculptor. I'm glad you found one that reminds you of Maddy, I love finding horses that resemble ours.

Molly said...

I can see the likeness of Maddy in that last one. Perfect choice.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

jane augenstein said...

Love them! Love your "Maddy" horse, the floppy mane is too cute!

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

Very cool! They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing:)

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jacksonsgrrl said...

Oh wow! How lucky that you came across such a perfect piece of art depicting Maddy girl! I would love that so much!!! I am currently having Karen McLain (on my blog list) do an oil for Linda who own's my other favorite horse, the spotted app. who has terminal cancer, for Christmas. She is so reasonable, and paints in OIL! Her work is amazing and Linda cried after I told her what her present was going to be this year.... I believe good art is worth its weight in gold.... Gotta start getting some and stop buying tack!
:)
Slainte'
Mindy

The Urban Cowboy said...

Those are way kool!

strivingforsavvy said...

I love these horses! I live in Canby. Where in the Portland area do you live? I have been doing Parelli for 10 years now and have some friends nearby that study it also. We get together sometimes to help each other. I thought if you are close enough you may like to join us.

photogchic said...

Striving for Savvy...would love to get in touch with you and hear about your group....email me at photogchic@hotmail.com I tried to visit your blog but not allowed access:-(.