Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ghost Wind - Horse, Equine, Painting, Art, Contemporary, Western, Montana Artist, Colt

Ghost Wind - Horse, Equine, Painting, Art, Contemporary, Western, Montana Artist, Colt
Ghost Wind - Horse,  Equine,  Painting, Art, Contemporary, Western, Montana Artist, Colt, painting by Sandra Merwin

About This Painting:
Ghost Wind is a large Acrylic painting of a colt sired by an ancient Stallion. When I saw the colt running I thought he looked like what the wind must look like, if you captured it and saw its image.

According legend, Ghost Wind was a stallion of the prairie. He was revered by the Flathead Indians who tried to catch him. Ghost Wind was named because he could run like the Wind and slip away into nothingness. The Indians called him strong medicine because they respected his intelligence and his grace.

Ghost Wind was so well known that a reward was offered for his capture in 1879. He was seen along the Chisholm trail as well as in the areas of Mexico, Oklahoma and South of Canada. According to legend a Vaguero band paced Ghost Wind for over 200 miles before catching him and staking him out. The proud Stallion refused food or water for 10 days and then laid down and died.

Many believe that the descendants of the great Stallion still live today. This painting is inspired by the great spirit of the proud Stallion who suffered from man's inhumanity to animals. This is Ghost Wind's son. The painting is my hope that Ghost Wind's progeny still run like the wind, and have humans near them who honor them.

Media: Mixed Media on stretched canvas
Size: 24 in X 36 in (61 cm X 91.4 cm)

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