Two Fingers

2017
12 x 40 x 33 high
wood, bondo, shellac

Two Fingers depicts a true story of a kid leading a horse on a twine halter and having two of his fingers sliced off when the horse reared up. One finger is preserved in spirits to this day.

I have my own prejudices about horses growing up next to a farm. I used a centaur as a creature to be wary of. The rider is the neighbor girl who was a masterful rider even then. The confrontation of the kid and centaur takes place along the road I grew up on.

I heard the Two Fingers story around a kitchen table in Brooklyn along with a lot of other grisly tales. I aim to combine a number of them into a great door very loosely inspired by Rodin's Gates of Hell.