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Horse Drawings by Timothy Hawkesworth

 


Strong Horsesold
mixed media on paper
40" x 30"

 


Horse 2008
mixed media on paper
27" x 24"

 


Going By
mixed media on paper
40" x 30"

 


Only You
mixed media on paper
31" x 29 "

 


Wound 2008
mixed media on paper
30" x 31"

 


Small Horse 2008 sold
mixed media on paper
9½" x 10½ "

 

drawing by Tim Hawkesworth
Lacken 2008
mixed media on paper
25" x 30"

 

 

drawing by Tim Hawkesworth
Prayer for a Dead Horse 2008
mixed media on paper
36" x 35"

 

 

 


Visitation
mixed media on paper
34" x 45"
Tears are Chains
Tears are Chains sold
mixed media on paper
42" x 32"

 

 

Dreamer
Dreamer
mixed media on paper
52" x 37"
Chain
The Chain
mixed media on paper
53" x 37"
Horse Drawings by Timothy Hawkesworth -So Long

So Long, 2001
mixed media on paper
50"x 34"
Horse Drawings by Timothy Hawkesworth
  
Going Down in Time III, 2000
mixed media on paper
32"x 22"

Horse Drawings by Timothy Hawkesworth

Talisman, 1999   
mixed media on paper
40" x 31"

 


                                        
Feel Good Saddle Sores, 1998
mixed media on paper
40" x 30"

 

Horse Drawings by Timothy Hawkesworth
                                        
Traveler, 1998
Mixed Media on Paper
40" x 30"


Over #2, 1998
Pencil and wax on paper
35" x 24"

 


Horse 2002sold
mixed media on paper
38"x 38"

 


Pendulum
mixed media on paper
42"x 32"

 

October 1998
Katy Maguire was perfect except for the back legs which scraped the ground going down hill. It was a kind of loss of faith. She feared that her legs would give out. She refused to trust the rhythmic movements passed down in her genes. Fear and stubbornness ruled. It was a fear fed by a rampant imagination. A swooping bird, a rustle of leaves, a passing shadow, everything reduced her to a trembling nervous excitement. “Shy” was the word we used: she would ”shy” from anything that moved. I grew up with her and I grew up like her.

After she died I started to imagine her journey through horse history. This was the starting point. Katy provoked the memories and the connections to make these drawings. However, once started her presence is submerged in the process: a backdrop to the making and unmaking of the images.

Now the ideas come and go quickly, carrying the same weight as a twitch or a scratch. Thought becomes physical movement, like an athlete. It is this submersion in the process of making that I trust: where I am most myself; most free. It is a place where the conscious mind is made fluid and where, as John Keats said, we “trust in the integrity of the senses and the truth of the imagination.” Here, fully charged, and grounded in the physical materials of drawing, I thrash around looking for that moment when an unexpected clarity shows itself and the hair on the back of my neck starts to rise. It is a moment when evidence of Katy comes back at me out of the drawing transformed from memory, into the unforeseen marks, into “Hero Horse, ”into “ Traveler.”

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