Artist: Wendy Mcleod
Donation by: Dutch Masters Construction
Location: Caledon East Community Complex
Meet Banburys Cross
This “virtual horse” speaks to the beautiful Headwaters Region and its reputation as Horse Country.
Created in the style of two series I work on continually. The PIXEL series is an exaggerated screenshot of how we receive our information. We are all captivated, mesmerized and easily become perilously obsessed with our technology.
Inspired by the Pan Am equine venue where he was created, the message component is a classic nursery rhyme and a perfect fit for this paint gelding who will only ever be show “In-Hand”
“Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross
to see a fine lady upon a white horse
Rings on her fingers
and bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes”
The EYE series represents many things: “All seeing”, Eye of the beholder, Eagle eye, Window to your soul, More than meets the Eye, “I”.
There is only one eye, making him cockeyed or just plain cocky! with no detail to distract you from mentally creating your own personality.
About Wendy McLeod:
My art is ME! At first glance Bright, Bold, Immediate, yet… the more you see it, the more you see! Whimsical, with the occasional commentary sparked by a current political or social debate, I paint what I want to see and approach each piece with Humour, word play or symbolic choice of colour.
All my images are formed on wood panels of birch, maple, fir or pine. I use only all natural milkpaint, and my ideas are planned and formed quickly, while working on several series simultaneously.
The “pixel” or “virtual” series speaks to our media saturated society, mass communication and it’s affects both mentally, physically and socially. These works are a moment in time, frozen, and often reveal my own subliminal message through traditional media…the newspaper.
I forget to eat, drink, and all I want to do is paint. My work often surprises even me!