Windhorse

The Horse represents both earthly strength
and unearthly power.
Our ancestors, the cave painters,
brought the Horse forward from the depths,
splashing them across cave walls,
merging with them through trance and ritual,
then ascending to meet their gods.
Some say that these artists
created their Horse portraits
so that the Horse could create them-
as it is the Horse that can pass with impunity
through the gates of mystery
beyond the reach of reason.
Horses are prophetic animals.
They are known to traffic
between this world
and the next
bearing messages and foreknowledge.
Windhorse carries our prayers,
hopes and visions to
the One Spirit - the centering principle
of the Universe.
50w x 44h x 13d 2002