Acrylic on canvas
The Rider is an acrylic canvas painting depicting a brunette horse rider on a bay horse forward into the trail ahead.
The rider is wearing bluebell coloured long-sleeve shirt, a pair of cream jodhpurs and a black riding helmet. The horse is meant to be of Stock-horse or Thoroughbred blood, both breeds well-known to Scone (the horse capital of Australia, home to Godolphin known for its racing and Darley Thoroughbreds, and Scone is also a home-base for the Stock-Horse registration.) This horse has a black saddle on and an upbraided tail (: note, from the back the saddlecloth isn`t visible.)
My original idea however was very different. My first idea for this project was to have an angel jumping off a roof and flying towards an unknown source of light. Overtime this idea changed dramatically and is but merely a shadow of what it used to be.
For my piece even through all the changes, I it went through still all had one common idea. It was to show a perception. More specifically, the perception of this rider, and while one may disagree with this, saying that our perspective is behind her, it still shows what she see`s, while hiding what she really see`s in front of her allowing the audience to put their perspectives into it.
But this is not what I wanted to show, the entire idea is to think about your own perceptions. And how you may see something can and that will be different from person to person. A minor inconvenience for yourself, may be a catastrophic nightmare for someone else. So what do you see? And how do you think others will see this?