|Title: “NOBODY’S FOO”
Size: 46.25” W x 77.75” H (unframed)
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is served with muscle and strength by gentleness confined. He serves without servility, he has fought without enmity. There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent. There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient. Often regarded as perhaps man’s greatest tool...this spirited steed eludes capture....he’s “Nobody’s Foo.”
Sustainable dried bamboo poles held by silk cord, bound at each end with early 1800s Uzbek embroidery from a horse trapping over bird feathers, accented with four mid 1800s Chinese silk tassels crowned with silver repousse from a mid 1800s Afghani ceremonial garment, with two early 1800s Chinese wood carved “Foo” dogs (at top), and hand painted wooden beads, structure of tapestry created using multi-colored heavy and light gauge wires, with horizon lines of gilded and hand painted dried bamboo with red feathered threads intertwined throughout, acrylic painted image of equine on heavy watercolor paper veiled in hand-made Japanese rice lace, bathed in beeswax and archival polymers cut into 30 squares, surrounded with 60 squares of mid to late 1800s Uzbek and Turkmenistan embroidery all over painted in cinnabar and gold, bottom bamboo rod adorned with eight mid 1800s Afghani silver medallions with suspended red duck feathers.
Antique hook cover (not shown) made from early 1800s Uzbek embroidery, adorned with late 1700s metal work from a bamboo temple screen from the famous “Hikite” monastery of Japan, with suspended late 1800s Tibetan tassle from a decorative tribal horse bridal.
For more information and pricing please contact Thomas Anthony Gallery in Park City, UT at 435-645-8078.