Patricia Barrowman uses different media to bring alive the horse; be it bronze, paper mache, concrete or stoneware. Her equine subjects personify movement. She is based in Canton Melbourne, Quebec.
I have always loved the artist materials such as paper, charcoal, paint and clay. It is quite easy to get lost and create work that does not speak to others or even to oneself. Being truly stubborn I have been able to fail and to then start over again, always on the lookout for that one piece that speaks simply and clearly (and I don't know why it does but it does). I am 60 now and this is what I have done since I was 5 years old and maybe younger. It seems I have less tolerance now for going down long roads of what I consider dishonest work. It still happens but I can feel it a mile away and am learning to make the travel down those roads shorter.
My fascination for the horse seems endless. Why? Maybe I don't want to know why though maybe faithfulness to the horse, to their muscle, their skin, their bone, their movement, their stillness, their grace, their humour, all parts of the same form, gave me a freedom to allow my hands and mind to dance.