This is a print of a woman dressed as a carousel horse in a style that’s a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Erte, sporting a Mohawk and tattoos.

Spike

14×11″ print available here.

Taking “pony girls” one step further, I painted them as carousel horses! We put animals in situations to which we’d never subject ourselves: birds in cages, lions jumping through flaming hoops. To dress women in riding tack, impaled by poles, leaping gracefully, seemed a wonderful extension of this conceit…