This painting features an animatronic horse commonly found outside of a grocery store in the 60s.
As child, all I wanted was a pony for my birthday. Every birthday for several years I wanted my very own pony. As a child I have no idea about taking care of a living animal or the other responsibilities needed to maintain a horse, but as a child you don't care about that. However, the closest I could get to having a horse was asking my mom for a quarter and riding the horse at the store while she checked-out with the cashier. I imagined riding my pony through green fields and jumping white picket fences. The wind in my hair, just galloping in freedom with my horse.
This painting is about the longing for something, and accepting the next best thing to achieve that dream until you get there. Finally after 8 years, my dad bought me riding lessons out in the suburbs of Chicago. I continued to horse back-ride well into my 30's.
Our NEW LIFE series is a take on growing up in the '60s and '70s. People are already saying it is "fun and happy" bright powerful colors are rich and invite you into our world.
Size: 48"h x 36"w
Title "Pony for My Birthday"
Artist: Susan Havens-Morris
Material: Acrylic, oil stick, spray paint on two stretched canvas panels
The original is a one-of-a-kind painting.
This painting is created by artist Susan Havens-Morris. The Life Series is based on moments, events, and things from Susan's childhood during the '60s and '70s
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The painting was done at our New Orleans studio in Uptown by local artist and gallery owner Susan Havens-Morris.
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