Equestrian Monument

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Artist Statement:

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.
This 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


Special thanks to Joe Caveno for his invaluable assistance and good company in the many hours it took to bring this piece into being.

Equestrian Monument - Joe Caveno