Horse Woman is a story about a woman who falls in love with a horse. She loves the horse so much that overtime her treatment of the horse begins to border on neglect. Horse Woman looks at the relationship between animal and human, the differences, similarities and actions taken.
The story climaxes with the horses death as it accidentally jumps off a cliff whilst trying to run away, as the woman has completely isolated herself from everyone and everything it is up to her to move the horses body and dispose of it.
Horse Woman, is a multi layered piece that carries a complex investigation into the mind of a young woman. The relationship between the woman and the horse has become so convoluted that it becomes difficult to tell which is woman and which is horse, or if the horse or woman exist at all. Horse Woman delivers a story of madness, isolation and obsession.
My work is created in a live context to form a series of photographs. The work contains curiosities about the similarities between how the traditions of both the housewife and the artist are characterised in their everyday actions, creating, cleaning and analysing. They are also personified in their emotional upheaval of disappointment, approval and loneliness. More recently the work has found itself being compared to animal behaviour in particular horses, looking at the communication between us and them and how their psychological characteristics compare to our own.