Running Horse Shield
Original Painting ~ Acrylic on Canvas. Frame is a gold shadow box that adds 1.5" to each side.
The horse motif on this shield is a reference to Hispanism (the Latino culture’s influence on other cultures' language, art, literature, etc) The eagle feathers and inverted U’s (representing the hooves of captured horses) all speak of this warrior's bravery and daring. The dark background creates a contrast for the bright feathers and light colored shield.