(Meaning, “song of the horse” and pronounced, “ecccck-usse”)

Image Size: 28.5” W x 35.375” H
Paper Size: 29.125” W x 36” H (unframed)  Sold Out
Edition: 25
Artist's Proofs: 10
Printer's Proofs: 3

I recently began studying the piano again after 8 years of silence (pursuing other creative interests). I started moving across the keys, attempting to reconnect with this beautiful black instrument. My first few sittings reminded me of being a wild mare running with abandon over the vast steppes of Mongolia, with the wind in my mane, unbridled, and running faster and faster. It was as if I had awakened from a long winter’s sleep, but my hooves couldn’t keep up with my enthusiasm. The spirit of this painting is perseverance. If you close your eyes, you just might hear the music in each movement this magical equine makes.

Notes on Original Work of Art:
Acrylic and metallic paint on museum board, veiled over with hand-made Japanese rice lace, bathed in archival beeswax and UV-resistant polymers, surrounded with insets of wood wrapped in cork rubbed with gold paint, with borders of a late 1800’s Mongolian Kazak’s hand-sewn wall decoration, wrapped at top and bottom with contemporary Indonesian fabric, then wrapped in a mid-1800’s Lakai cross-stitched pigtail from a whirling dervish from Uzbekistan, then wrapped in an early 1800’s Lakai cross-stitch head band from Uzbekistan, with a late 1800’s Tibetan men’s Khamba hair ornament with coral at top, flanked with bands of contemporary Indonesian tribal fabric, then wrapped in late 1800’s Indian cashmere, with 4 late 1800’s tassels from an Uzbekistan tent ornament covered with four 1905 silver ornaments from a Tibetan hat.

Notes on Giclée:
1. The complete image of the galloping horse is hand-embellished by the Artist using 11 acrylic paint colors on the canvas.

Printed using archival inks on water resistant fine art canvas.

The Year of the Rooster Collection

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