I operate in the space between painting and photograph — object and print. These works of horses represent a new starting point in the continuum of my process. In each work, collage functions both to break the image down into component parts and to create a cohesive whole. At the heart of my process is the desire to see things differently; to build an image literally in order to come to an understanding of the visceral nature of form.
Sparking thoughts of blood stock and lineage are the anachronistic mixed media portraits of horses by David Seiler. Bringing to mind the great English sporting paintings of George Stubbs and Benjamin Marshall, or even the romantic moodiness of Delacroix, Seiler’s photographs show a fascination for the energy, force and personality behind the animal. His stark contrast between light horse and dark background is reminiscent of Stubbs’ own horse portraits, devoid of landscape or any human presence.