This painting was inspired when I saw an auction of an Illions' carousel horses in Saratoga Springs. Like many children, I always fantasized that carousel horses were alive, and I was saddened to see so many beautiful horses in such dilapidated condition. One of the horses called out to me, and I could see the beauty in him despite his scars. I researched Illions' horses, restoring this horse to the glorious colors and bright jewels of his youth. As I worked, I was inspired to add the shadow of a rearing horse, representing the spirit reawakening in the jeweled eyes of the restored horse.
"Back to Life"
"His life was a fantasy of whirling lights and laughing children
Until one day when the lights dimmed, and silence descended.
After many years, a glimmer of light appeared again, and gentle hands began to sand away the cracks, repair the jewels, and restore the spirit."
~ Kim McElroy
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A Giclée print is a high resolution digital print using archival inks on the highest quality heavy rag watercolor paper; has a 1" wide border; is hand titled and signed by Kim;is mounted on a board and wrapped in a clear plastic sleeve for ease of handling, viewing and framing; and is shipped flat
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