Le Coeur de Cheval
(The Heart of the Horse)
Artist: Elizabeth Dryden
Sponsor: The Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation
Location: Lexington Opera House
Horse Mania 2010 Horses
Le Coeur de Cheval explores the powerful mechanics of the horse’s physical body compared with its gentle heart. This unique animal, with its powerful body and machine-like characteristics, also has a quiet, gentle spirit with a desire to please. Elizabeth Dryden has covered the horse with hundreds of tiny, metallic metal objects, from nuts to keys to bottle caps, representing the horse’s power. An opening in the horse’s body shows the heart. Dryden has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She received a BA in Art Education from Texas Women’s University.
For more information and artwork by Elizabeth Dryden, please visit her website at www.elizabethdryden.com.