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Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Horse Bead!

I have always loved history....especially early history - Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Medieval periods fascinate me. Looking back on the art, sculpture and architecture of those periods I am amazed at what those civilizations accomplished without the use of the technology and power we have today. I have been enjoying exploring new subjects on my beads as of late - horses being one of them. This particular horse I call "Varro" who is inspired by the powerful classical bronze and marble statues created during the Roman Empire. The powerful way they depicted their horses tells us what an important role they played in daily life and in the growth of a civilization. What could be more inspiring than that?

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