Deborah Butterfield - With the Current
American b. 1949
With the Current, 2002
Found steel welded, 89 x 126 x 38 inches

Gift of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson (BBA '53, MBA '54) with the support of Greg Kucera Gallery

Born on Kentucky Derby Day in San Diego, California, her fascination with horses began as a young child. “I knew when I saw my first horse that it was the most important being on earth” she remembers. The horse is a singular subject in all of her work, originally serving as a metaphorical substitute for the artist herself. My work is not so much “about what (horses) look like” she says “but who they are -their internal being.”