Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Gift

Hi- Hats Bubba
This sculpture was an extremely moving and emotional gift to me, commissioned by my long time friend Joanna Swartz in memory of Bubba.
I cant even express in words the emotional release and the feelings I lost control of, that ran through me when I pulled it from it's tissue paper wrapping.
I knew it was him before I saw the brass name plate.
It was Bubba's big beautiful Walking Horse head I knew so well.
The sculptures artist is Barb McCay of Colorado
I hope she does not mind that I post her info here.
This work is her calling in what she captured in my horse, one she had never even met.
I could see she knows horses and knows them well, she has to be one of those that knows how to touch a horse, it shows to me in her work.
To view more of her work it can be found on her blog
It is now one of my goals to meet her someday and spend some time sharing something I feel we have in common., that being we can see horses for what they truly are.
Thank you so much Joanna for a gift like no other, I will cherish it always.