If Looks Could Kill

by jennine on September 26, 2008

Most every woman I know/trust was a great lover of horses as a child. Who didn’t have My Little Pony, or well, Western Barbie with a horse. Residual love and fascination stopped me in my tracks at the National Gallery upon the sight of the life sized painting Whistle Jacket.

Portland artist Scott Parry paints the cross between beauty and horrow. Westerns and Science Fiction. Gorgeous steeds with laser beam eyes.

“he introduces multiple concepts that play with our inability to escape the hidden order of communities and separation from the natural world.” ~ Beholder

But really, I wonder if all those cartoons with magical horses, She-Ra, Rainbow Brite, My Little Pony… had anything to do with this. Of course they’re girls cartoons… but then, these laser eyes are kind of evil.

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{ 10 comments }

meighan September 26, 2008 at 10:59 am

these are amazing. and yes, i’d have to agree that i am one of those women who is still a great lover of horses. ;)

jennine September 26, 2008 at 11:01 am

well i’d never guess it from your blog’s name!
;)

juliet September 26, 2008 at 12:46 pm

That first one is so pretty I’d like to get it.

juliet xxx

asiancajuns September 26, 2008 at 1:05 pm

I love these images! Thanks so much for sharing them!

UND September 26, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Ahh horses, I still love ‘em. And these are really cool and slightly creepy at the same time. I would totally hang one on my wall.

Hailey September 26, 2008 at 3:40 pm

hehe, art can be so wild!
You totally got me on a my little pony kick, I went trough the first five years to pick out all the ones Ive had since I was a lil girl. :-) Too bad they are ion storage far far away!

Sarah September 27, 2008 at 3:27 am

those pictures are so nice! i love the horses in them both.

Matt September 27, 2008 at 11:27 am

Reminds me of the cover of the album “You’d Prefer An Astronaut” by Hum …except the background was green …and it was a zebra.

jennine September 28, 2008 at 2:42 am

ah, but there’s no laser eyes! hehe and the stubbs painting of whistlejacket is from the 19th century…

and i’m glad to hear that i’m not the only one who hasn’t grown out of my love for horses.
:)

Market Publique October 5, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Hey! I have one of those horse painting prints! I bought it on Etsy. I had a hard time choosing which one to pick, since they are all so awesome!

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