About two years ago I created a Pegasus piece, given my recent explorations into mythic beasties, it seemed appropriate to delve the flying horse theme once more.
The Myth and Legend and Symbolism
So the basic myth of Pegasus. I'm sure you've seen Clash of the Titans...or a least you should...the original (why? because Ray Harryhausen is the coolest stop-motion animator in the whole universe of monsters...that's why). Well as the tale goes Pegasus was born from the blood of Medusa's severed head, which drizzled into the sea foam. Thus...indirectly...Mommy was a Gorgon and Daddy was Poseidon.
If I were to get all Symbolism about this...to me this a perfect metaphor for how the offspring are not the parents. Blood does not assume a similar destiny. Pegasus's wings are the freedom from the past ...especially when the past that is morally corrupt.
The piece started with a weird barometric device and a hokey horse wall thingy. From there I pushed the aquatic/reptilian ancestry, making Pegasus at least partially aquatic with slithery influences.
A ship rocks in the background...Olympus up above and Medusa's snakes are like sperm to the sea (sort of a gender swap with the gods in this case).
Below Poseidon's hand reaches through a porthole...presumably to create Pegasus.
The finished creation is about 3 ft high and 1 ft wide.
Hope you enjoyed your flight.