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About this 

A twist on Margaret Atwood’s famous book. Whenever we have dystopian literature I always feel that the animals get left out of the story. Sure we know what happens to the humans, but what of the wildlife, what of the horses? Then I realised that like the maidens, horses also wear hoods, wear muzzles, breed and run in maiden races! So the idea for this was born. My vision of a red horse in a white hood, throwing off her rider and escaping the nightmare of Gilead. I have made the horse from red felt, a saddle from the leather of an old Bible cover and thrown in a lot of hand aid text from the BOOK OF GENESIS combined with some form/statistics from Maiden Stakes in The Racing Post.

Approx Framed Dimensions 

H 325mm x W 380mm

Mixed media on canvas board 

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