2011 6′ x 2′ x 4′ Acrylic paint on fiberglass horse statue According to Greek mythology, â€œIrisâ€ was the soul of the rainbow, traveling with the speed of the wind. When painting â€œIrisâ€, my goal was to depict a lively racehorse with a strong sense fiery rhythm, inspired by the charged potential energy surging throughout the horse. The vibrant colors echo the fierce tempo of its fluctuating existence, as a racehorse, constantly in action. About 70 layers of individual colors were used to paint the horse, simulating Neo-Impressionistic practices. With no definitive form to the abstract patterns, the observer optically mixes the colors within their mind, constructing â€œnewerâ€ colors and paths for the eye to travel.