The subject of horses as landscape, as abstracted forms and by the flow of their movement as dance, resonates with me. From the Paleolithic cave paintings of Lascaux to Degas’ Dancers, Muybridge’s horses in motion, and my living in the American West inspired this series of Horses. I intend my photographs to be places that one's spirit can rest or recklessly fall into. Horses as landscape, in a dance, landscape as horse forms, bring metaphors to life.
Jenny Gummersall’s images of horses, natural objects and landscapes present an enduring and iconic vision of the West. But while the subject matter is familiar, Jenny’s photographs abstract the shapes into unfamiliar forms. This is seen clearly in her horse abstract series where the extreme close-up view of the manes, backs and faces of these animals are transformed to suggest landscapes, dance, or other purely natural scenes.