Coming off badly

2012-02-13 22:06:54
Date: 2006

Coming off badly is a wire and wood sculpture depicting a screaming horse. It is based on an incident where a friend of mine was thrown from her horse and then kicked while on the ground. She ended up in hospital with a couple of broken ribs and a punctured lung.

I wanted the impact of the incident to be reflected in the face of the horse, similar to Piccasso's screaming horse in "Guernica".

The name comes from a phone call that she received after 4 days in hospital. The owner phoned her up stating that he had heard she "came off quite badly"