"Reflections of a Champion" by Elizabeth Waggett
"Reflections of a Champion" by Elizabeth Waggett

"Reflections of a Champion" by Elizabeth Waggett

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"Reflections of a Champion" by Elizabeth Waggett
43 x 25 inches
Hand applied 22 karat gold, ink and graphite, over archival pigment inks on cotton paper.
Each work is unique from a series of 30 + 3 APs
Signed and numbered by artist

The Western notion that nature is meant to serve humanity isn't more obvious than in our use of the horse. Few animals have played such a decisive role in the development of our planet. They ensured strong harvests, protected borders and carried our predecessors to the far reaches of the globe, made and lost riches, as well as world wars. Reflections of a champion is a tribute to the many, who have served humanity, not just on the tracks.

“Visiting the highlands of Scotland, I walked into an old outbuilding and this beautiful horse skull was hanging in it's bridle. It was such a powerful moment that left me feeling completely in awe of these animals. We don’t often think of the way in which an animal has served us, but in that moment I was taken aback by the many ways in which horses have played a role in building the world around us. It instantly struck me as a beautiful way to honor the horse's life. Horses are used to serve, whether a race horse, riding companion or workhorse. From horses that make millions and are kept in the most lush of environments, to the horses that stand the brutal winters of central park to cart tourists around (please don’t do that). It made me think of the worth we as humans place upon them. So this is a dedication and honor to those that have served us, for thousands of years.” Reflections of a Champion. “ -Elizabeth Waggett