In this sculpture and performance, I create an amalgamation by not only simplifying the form of a horse but also by highlighting distinguishable characteristics of a horse’s appearance. By elongating the form, suspending the box, and selecting the placement on my head, I entice the viewer to recognize the artwork as animal and human simultaneously. The apple in the performance is more than a nod to iconic symbolism throughout art history. It functions as device to bring the art into a broader context conceptually. For a horse, an apple is often a special treat. In my performance I too enjoy the apple.
Published by Christine Gaffney Art
Christine Gaffney is an interdisciplinary performance artist from Dayton, Ohio. She is currently attending the University of Cincinnati where she is pursuing a master’s in Fine Arts and in Art Education. She has studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include concepts of identity, gender and religion. Her work embraces ideas around body image, body politics, and feminism. View more posts