Running from the Dogs

“Actaeon” by Paul Howard Manship at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.

In pain and terror Actaeon (a famous hero in Greek mythology) leaps forward, his body in a sharp diagonal. Antlers sprout from his forehead. One dog has sprung on his body from the rear, and another runs under his feet, with lifted snarling head.

Running from the Dogs

Trio of Horses

“Mares of Diomedes” by Gutzon Borglum at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.

Horses race forward, bodies pressed together. All are wildly excited, ears laid back, nostrils distended, and mouths open gasping for breath. The bodies are truthfully modeled without insistent detail to give a dynamic sense of rushing movement, enhanced by the rhythmic play of muscles and the backward flow of loose masses in the manes and tails.

Trio of Horses

A Long Day

“In Memory of the Work Horse” by Anna Hyatt Huntington at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.

A farmer wearing a coat and a cap pulled down tightly, walking on an incline beside a large bridled horse, is braced against a stiff wind. The man hangs onto a plow harness around the horse’s neck while his coat is blown up and over its back. The animal’s head is down, as man and horse both lean into the wind.

Long Day