About a month ago we contacted Tennessee artist, Samantha Sherry, about partnering with us and creating some art inspired by Hanaeleh’s rescued horses. Last year we really enjoyed her “100 Horses in 100 Days Challenge” and loved that horses were a regular subject in her art.
Not truly knowing what to expect, we humbly asked for whatever she wanted to create or had time for and sent over some photos of our “fan favorite” Hanaeleh horses – Tamahome, Quixote, Rio, Aurora and Gypsy – and the results are below.
Sam completely knocked it out of the park and we are amazed and grateful.
A “Coffee House Moment” for Hanaeleh Horses
Sam shared her own personal story of a “coffee house moment” where during coffee with trusted friends she realized we all have different yet equally valuable gifts to offer the world – that doing “just what we can” is enough and can be just as meaningful as a grand gesture.
During this year’s “100 Horses in 100 Days Challenge,” Sam created eight beautiful pieces capturing the personality and soul of our sweet rescued horses. She shared our work in rescue and advocacy with her community and generously offered to donate a portion of the sale of these pieces back to us. We can’t thank her enough! You can view the original photos and companion piece below.
As we often remind folks, everyone can do something to save a life. And Sam has shown us “We all just need to do what we can.”
About Samantha’s Work:
“Although I frequently use equine imagery in my work, my creations are not simply just about drawing or painting ‘pretty’ ponies. It is much deeper. Horses have always been my point of entry into the world, a way of framing, questioning, understanding, connecting, and commemorating.” – Samantha Sherry
Often varied in style and media, the pieces are unified by subject and theme. Within the work, equine imagery is symbolic and provides the vocabulary and distance necessary to explore deeply personal issues and motifs. My work examines the relationships between memory, family, identity, and loss. The collection, reassembling, and integration of non-traditional materials (i.e. horsehair) with more conventional art mediums and methods aid in the exploration of the continuums between these complex domains. Drawing upon my equestrian past (and present) horse forms and fragments become the language through which these ideas are explored and articulated.” Read More
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Quixote – Day 53
Tamahome – Day 54
Gypsy – Day 55
Quixote – Day 59
Rio – Day 62
Tamahome – Day 64
Aurora – Day 71
Rio – Day 74