The Amazonian Goddess, Artemis, was known to have helped defend the Hellenic Greeks on horseback while carrying her bow thus conjuring up an image of women with the lower body of a horse and the upper body of a woman. This may explain the evolution of the image of the astrological sign of Sagittarius.
I chose to depict, Artemis, Diana Goddess of the Hunt as one such centauride.
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54"H x 16"W x 12"D
(137 x 41 x 30 cm)
Bronze (Cire perdue)
Dressage is a discipline of horse and rider requiring extreme strength, grace, balance and will. It is often associated with the famous white Lipizzaners of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria.
I chose to pay homage to this in my sculpture, MAESTRO. In studying the horse I found that proportionally the horse in this gesture approximated the Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion in mathematics.
“I am an artist.. It’s self-evident that what that word implies is looking for something all the time without ever finding it in full. It is the opposite of saying, ‘I know all about it. I’ve already found it.’ As far as I'm concerned, the word means, ‘I am looking. I am hunting for it, I am deeply involved.’ ”
-Vincent Van Gogh
Having been trained first as an architect and photographer, Diana has the vantage point of an intimacy with space and nature, which is made evident through her use of a bold stroke and a quick eye.
Diana’s bronzes are found in gardens throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa as well as private collections.
Bull Run Barn Studio and Gallery