Horse and Rider Series: Takt and Connection
Takt and Connection were inspired by the relationship of horse and rider. It is a communication that can be magical and overwhelming by the simple fact that it is possible. Clear communication is absolutely necessary for success of the pair. Takt is a direct reference to the dressage training scale; “takt” means rhythm and regularity in gait and tempo. In this piece, the smallest bone in the horse, the fibula, is created and repeated in porcelain. Connection utilizes the femur of both horse and rider to visually describe a moment of communication in the act of riding.