Words for Broken PonyArtist Andrew Ackerman
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Broken Pony

Acrylics, 12 x 36, 2014

           Two objects of affection are playing a rousing a game of cat and mouse with each other.  It is a game of imperfect beings in an imperfect world.  The obelisk is bathed in black, armed with its projectile needle, a sexual tool.  Dangerous,  like the stinger of a deadly creature.  Pointed at its fallen prey, a flimsy shape, an ostrich with its head in the sand.  Danger and foreboding.  The dark shape dominates while the light form lays docile, seeking beauty, off the frame. This piece represents the different sides of our egoic mind.  It is a portrait of power and affection, of predator versus prey and it epitomizes the necessity nature of our give and take relationships.