Gallery Director Carolyn Kramer is proud to present THE WILD ONES, a series of large-scale photographs by artist Martina Gates. In these photographs Gates has captured the power and symbol of freedom in The Horse. Each tangled mane and arched neck bring viewers back to the exact moment these inimitable images were captured with tangible energy.
"My connection with horses has always been a part of my life. Since I was a young child it has been the place that brings me the deepest source of peace, security and happiness. Being able to capture these imperial animals with a camera is a true gift. Other forms of art have always inspired my creative process, whether it be drawing, architecture, fashion, design, or the simple magic of a singular brushstroke. When I finally realized that The Horse was my totem, the first day of photographing these magnificent beings in the wild I suddenly felt the earth shake as the thundering horses came towards me. The sensation was everything I had been waiting for. This form of art is what I will be doing for the rest of my life. This is what fulfills me. The Wild Ones is a culmination of my spiritual connection with this majestic creature".
~ Martina Gates