Artist Profile

HARRIE FASHER

Harrie Fasher’s bronze and steel equine forms evoke the human vulnerabilities of life, death, struggle and war. Her recent first solo exhibition at King Street Gallery, Sydney, brought together pieces of various scales, illustrating the breadth of her conceptually nuanced and technically dextrous practice.

I don’t see my sculptures as literal representations of horses. The connection between horses and humanity throughout history is so strong, as is my personal connection, that I have really always used the horse in my work as a metaphor for human experience. When trying to express fundamentally human struggles and emotions the visual language that I intuitively reach for involves horses. I have spent the majority of my childhood and adulthood in their company, drawing, riding and watching them.

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