soot and iron by Cassander

soot and iron

soot and iron

she dances with horses

as she draws her brush across the page -

thick black strokes and delicate lines

gallop and whinny their way over hot-pressed cotton,

muscles stretching with the fiber,

hooves beating on ink-stained dirt,

every movement brimming with power and grace,

responding to the gentlest touch.

sometimes i think she doesn't know the magic she creates.

after so many hours spent studying

the alchemy of pigments

and searching for the essence of equine nature,

she meditates to the sound of brush on paper

and lets go,

her spirit dancing in soot and iron across the page.

(© 2012 Cassander)

soot and iron

Cassander

6 March 2013 at 23:27:28 MST

July 2012

Portrait of an artist: Fraisala.

Icon taken from painting by the artist.

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