Saturday, December 12, 2009

Horse at the Appleton Museum


Another of the horses connected with Ocala "Horse Fever" program.

31 comments:

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful. I really like this one.

Halcyon said...

He's a pretty one!!

Jarart said...

I like these statues. This mosaic one is gorgeous. It's neat to see that they are placed all over town.

Lee Spangler said...

Unique mosaic adornment to the sculpture to be sure. I don't recall what the Appleton museum is. It looks like a place for the grandchildren.

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - they don't horse around with their art in Ocala! They're serious! Fancy horsie!

Memphis MOJO said...

He's very colorful. Is there another one around there that is a horse of another color?

Jacob said...

@ Lee - The Appleton is actually one of the better museums in Florida and we're fortunate to have it here in Ocala.

Louis la Vache said...

One word: psychedelic.

;-)

Jacob said...

@ Memphis Mojo - There are something like 50-55 of these horses, all of different colors, around town. They are part of a program called "Horse Fever," which is a celebration of Ocala's horse-raising-training industry!

Hilda said...

Is that mosaic? It's gorgeous! I think it would feel quite at home in Rob's Barcelona too.

Small City Scenes said...

I love this horse and think he would look great out in my pasture. MB

Vogon Poet said...

This is my first mosaic horse and I find it beautiful and creative!

cieldequimper said...

Well I like it. Show us all 55!

Allison said...

"Now that's a horse of a different color!" Know where that quote is from??

brattcat said...

This is such a great idea. They had moose in Bennington (about 1 hour away-still Vermont) not too long ago. In Maine they had lighthouses. After the year the "art" was auctioned off. In Ocala, also? Or will these remain as permanent art installations?

Jacob said...

@ Brattcat - They've been here since we've been here - 5 years; so far as I know they are permanent.

Jacob said...

@ Allison - Ah...let's see...could it be from that character you work for? Nah.

Steffe said...

A very cool mosaic horse it is.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Very beautiful!
I love mosaics.

Best regards
Asta

Cezar and Léia said...

Horse fever? Is this one of the symptoms, to become all coloured?
God bless you!
Cezar

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

That one is beautiful. Are they going to keep it on public display? I like the art-horses better than the decorated cows Chicago had a couple of years ago!

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Elegia said...

Like a jewel, very beautiful.

JM said...

So cool! I really like it!

Lisa Wilson said...

Love the colors! That's a beautiful one.

nopham said...

Beautiful and very colorful! Good luck on your big day...will be in touch.

brian stout said...

cool colors in this, a nice horse, indeed!

Frank said...

Simply unbelievable creations. I do admire the people who first thought up the public art programs involving horse, turtles, manatees, etc. They certainly have brought a lot of fun and color to our downtown areas!

jusdealem said...

So pretty! I'm sure a lot of work went into these horses. I love them...awesome idea to do this.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

We had these horses in Syracuse when I lived there, but I never saw one like THIS! This one is really JAZZED UP! Nice capture, Jacob!!!!!

Bibi said...

I've always wanted somebody to give me a horse to 'do'. I think I would have fun. This one is really elaborate.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Wow. That is the most elaborate one I've seen. We did turtles here in Charleston but they weren't as cool as the horses.

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