THE PICT – Horse Woman of the ancient Picts – blue dye and tattoos. Another of the horse cultures and a reference to my ancestry from far northern Scotland. She is a kind of Celto-Roman depiction of Epona, the Horse Goddess. The Picts were considered a wild people, yet they excelled in arts and writing, living in small communities which revolved around horses, cattle, and harvesting. They were fierce in battle – it’s sometimes debated just how much tattooing they did but the concept lends itself to a work of clay. Their language is lost but their presence endures in the blood of descendants.
Size: 20” h. Base: 9 1/2 x 5 1/2”
Attachments: Hemp twine, saggar beads