Trail of Painted Ponies Rosie Apparooza
From the Trail of Painted Ponies 2004 Collection, Rosie the Apparoosa. Designd by artist, Marianne Hornbuckle. Made of Ceramic. Measures 6" tall
This work of radiant and unusual beauty was created by a New Mexico artist nationally known for using the floral form as a means for exploring the relationships of color and value in painting. Riotous displays of multi-hued roses in bud and bloom, with not a single flower repeated, sprout from earthen hooves and thorny branch-covered legs. "I dubbed her Rosie," says Marianne, "and as she departed her first stable on a warm day in May, three real rose bushes by my studio door bloomed more profusely than any past spring."