Equestrian Monument

equestrian
“The equestrian monument prevails in endless variety across the history of art. In a time before I had learned of their often violent and imperial past, with the eyes of a child I saw these archaic bronzes in their simplest and most mythic form: full of narrative, free of history.

The first impression has stayed with me as I find myself returning time and again to the unraveling and reprising of the equestrian theme in my own artwork. Now thoroughly out-moded, and thus freed of its political harness, I periodically inquire after this troubled partnership of man and beast as they wander the imagination – a vivid motif in search of a better story.”

David Robinson – October 2009
from Canada Line Public Art Program

Connections

The Sculpture of David Robinson