Thursday 15th July
The Horse Mania horses were put on the streets of Lexington, Kentucky to serve as public art for six months throughout the summer and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. This has also served as a walking tour. The response to the spectacle of 89 painted life size model horses was amazing. Everyone has their favourite.
The horse I painted 'Me and My Gal' was displayed in Dudley Square with Lexington's three other Sister Cities horses; from Deauville, France, County Kildare, Ireland, Shinhidaka, Japan.
Running concurrently with Horse Mania was a project called Horse Play, which gave school children an opportunity to create foals that were put on display at Lexington public library. I saw a few of the completed foals before I left and they were very cute.