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Caroline Weaver: Elimidate

Caroline Weaver: Elimidate

Caroline Weaver: Elimidate

 

Caroline Weaver: Elimidate

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Each of the racehorses in this series is dedicated to whomever I was dating when I happened to start them. I began painting men as racehorses when I read a book by the zoologist Desmond Morris called The Naked Ape. It always seemed strange to me that young girls, around 10 to 13, are totally obsessed with horses, but then they turn 14 and they’re forgotten. Desmond Morris addressed this in his book and proposed that preteens subconsciously dig horses because they represent the ideal male: loyal and strong. For a while I painted men simply as horses, but now I paint racehorses. They’re very celebratory.

The horses’ names, numbers, flowers, flags and every detail in the paintings are specific to the particular guys they’re dedicated to.

 

 
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