Happy Birthday: Deborah Butterfield
Deborah Butterfield is a contemporary sculptor best known for her large pieces depicting horses. The horses act as self portraits, and her experience in dressage (horse dancing) and karate influence the movement and flow of her pieces.
She has created the horses out of a variety of materials over the years including scrap metal, cast bronze, mud, and wood. She is concerned with the figure ground relationship and the flow and movement of the sculptural elements.
“I aim to capture this great volume, this great weight, at this point of balance, when they are heavy and quiet… a moment of being and completeness.” ~Deborah Butterfield