One more of my seahorse studies from 2011. What is it about seahorse that is so entrancing? My original idea for my sculptural fibre seahorses began with a trip to The Ocean Rider seahorse farm at Kona, Hawaii. Their mandate is to breed seahorses that can live in an aquarium and keep wild seahorses in their natural environment. http://www.seahorse.com/
Similarly art can be beguiling enough that owning art can substitute for ‘the real thing’. I’m thinking of butterfly collections in the late 1800’s and with the onset of photography and other art forms capturing and pinning butterflies on boards went out of style.
“The butterfly flitting from flower to flower ever remains mine, I lose the one that is netted by me.” Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941, Nobel Prize winning Bengali Poet