Saturday, July 13, 2013

Blind 2013

From earliest times white horses have been mythologized as possessing exceptional properties...There are also white horses which are divinatory, who prophesy or warn of danger.  In more than one tradition, the white horse carries patron saints or the world saviour in the end times.  Wikipedia  

About a week ago I had a dream in which I was riding a huge horse who suddenly could not continue.  I got off to examine the horse and discovered that his legs were bound.  I untied his legs, then woke.  I did this piece before I had the dream, and haven't known quite what to think of it, especially now with the bound dream horse always at the back of my consciousness.  A friend who saw the image suggested that it had to do with relationships between men and women. I like that interpretation, but I think there are others.  I find it interesting that the horse's eyes are shuttered, and that his back  is covered with both an open eye and the written word blind.  The young man seems to be listening, but I have to doubt that he is hearing what the white horse is trying to tell him.

Blinders:  
1.  A pair of leather flaps attached to a horse's bridle to curtail side vision 
2.  Something that serves to obscure clear perception and discernment


2 comments:

  1. I love this! For me this image is about the many beautiful lessons our four legged friends teach us. Animals have a noble way of overcoming perceived physical handicaps with an indomitable spirit. I see evidence of this when I see three legged dogs who have no idea that they should have four legs to run adequately. Meaningful connections teach us to see the world and ourselves differently. --Fernando Delgado

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