Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kristina Carroll - Equinophobia

Charcoal 18 x 24
There are so many interesting phobias out there. Fear of Gravity (Barophobia), Fear of Beautiful Women (Caligynephobia.)... More obscure and one could argue more interesting than the Fear of Horses. But the more I thought about it, the more I just couldn't get the  image of horses out of my head. Between Henri Fuseli's Nightmare horse and the familiar Carousel Horse (why do they always look like they're terrified and screaming?), this one needed to get exorcised. A bit rushed due to a very busy week but I think it does the job nonetheless.


  1. Awesome! Are these on canvas? The texture that shows through works really well with the energy from your strokes. This little series of charcoals you've been doing are really great.

    I feel like they would do really well as prints as well :)

  2. Thank you Ricardo! I've been doing these on regular old charcoal paper. The texture is from pushing my kneaded eraser into molds and then lifting out the mold-pattern from the charcoal.

    Actually I was hoping to get an online store set up soon and do a limited edition printing of these. Glad you like the idea! :)