Dreamer 'Odyssey'

Dreamer Odyssey 2013 Biro on Lomonosov Lying Foal ceramic figurine

Young foal Odyssey dreams of his future – layers of images inspired from The Red and the White Miklós Jancsó 1967, White Mane Albert Lamorisse 1953 and Les Sang des Bêtes Georges Franju 1949 are drawn over his body. Hope for a bright future is represented by the innocent form of the foal figurine. The drawings trace Odyssey's journey through life: a playful colt ridden bareback by a young boy, a cavalry horse of the revolutionary Red Army, to his journeys end at an abattoir. This piece questions the fate of many war-horses, often cruelly treated.