Marwari: Indigenous Spirits
In my eyes horses represent that which is beautiful and sacred in nature.
In particular, the noble Marwari horses from India have captured my
attention. Known for their loyalty and bravery, the Marwari were
considered divine beings as far back as the twelfth century. Victimized by
difficult economic times, poor horse management, and global warming, the
Marwari horse population was decimated by the mid-1990’s.
With my photography I present imaginary moments with the Marwari to create
unspoken stories about these once mistreated creatures. The Marwari horse
series illustrates both the struggle for survival and the hope for
prosperity among children and animals who are both innocent and often the
victims of exploitation.