Recently I was in California visiting family. As part of the trip we attended a fund raiser for a charity that my mother has supported for many years. The dinner was held at a spectacular house that overlooked the Napa Valley. The views were magnificent.
But what really caught my eye was the Deborah Butterfield horse sculpture grazing on the front lawn. Butterfield is known for sculptures that are both abstract yet instantly recognizable. This particular horse was made of welded steel but her evolving series of horse sculptures have taken form in wood, copper and bronze as well, often crafted from found materials.