Honolulu Museum of Art School (formerly the Academy Art Center).
M.Palaniappan and Mr. Arumgam
Terracotta clay, rice husks, sand
56 x 85 x 22
This ceramic horse traditionally serves as an offering to Aiyanar, the Lord and son of the two great Hindu gods, Shiva and Vishnu. Found at the shrines of almost every Tamil village in Southern India, these delightful terracotta figures are made to protect the village and its inhabitants.
The Art Center's horse was created on site by artists-in-residence M. Palaniappan, and eminent potter and priest, and his associate Mr. Arumgam in the summer of 1992. The horse is entirely hand-built in six separate pieces and was fired in an updraft kiln also assembled by the artists.
Le Bambole Mk. II, "The Compact" Pinhole Camera. Kodak Extar 100.