This is Dark Horse, Austyn Taylor's beautiful, regal horse in the most stunning black. Inspired by the Trojan Horse, it calls back to our animist history where wandering spirits found refuge in masks and idols. Lucky us, animals that imagine being human.
From the artist: My work is formed within the populist style of American animation, I give the figures a meta-modernist examination and then pose them to stare self-consciously at the absurdity of our collective humanity. The resulting sculpted and drawn works use “concerned humor” to address subconscious pseudo-spiritual scripts underlying popularly embodied mythologies (psychologies) of self.