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Artist Carlson, George
Date 1990
Medium bronze
Culture American
Catalog Number 1991.243
Collection Art of the American West
Object Name Sculpture
Credit line Gift of Bob and Erin Vaughn in memory of Eleanor Gustavson
Didactic Information A sculptor and painter, Carlson devotes much of his time to equine, or horse, sculpture. Particularly attracted to draft horses, the artist once said, "I like their volume and weight and mass." The subject of a solitary horse can stand as a powerful symbol. Its head, positioned upright and facing forward, conveys the artist's intent to concentrate on the overall form of the figure. The thicker legs, neck, and body of this Clydesdale horse, along with the expressive texture that Carlson applied, contribute to the overall feel of this bronze.