Antiquity - any period before the Middle Ages, but still within the period of human history or prehistoty.
My newest Painted Pony for 2012 is inspired by an ancient Etruscan horse sculpture.
The Etruscan people lived around present day Tuscany, Italy. The horse held a special place in their culture and warriors were often buried with these small figures.
I love researching equine art and history and this image stirred something deep inside me.
"Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization we will find the hoofprint of the horse beside it."