Iris, the horse

2011. 6′ x 2′ x 4′. Acrylic paint on fiberglass horse statue

According to Greek mythology, Iris was the soul of the rainbow, traveling with the speed of the wind.. When painting Iris, 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 new colors and paths for the eye to travel.

Jay Rosen Design