Last week I wrote about my fanciful search for all the horses part of the Horses, Saratoga Style exhibit. With a camera in hand, my good friend and I were lucky enough to find quite a few on our last outing. Below are some more pictures of these whimsical horses, but before you scroll down to see them, I like a share just a bit of information and tidbits I discovered along the way.
The first horse, Horse of a Different Color, was once on displayed at SPAC according to older maps. Believing it had been vandalized and gone forever, I gave up on this one after a thorough search of the area on my first trip. It was only when I was running errands on Broadway a few days later that I realized it had a new home. The next one, Babel Horse, is probably one of my favorites. Written all over this horse are different quotes about the noble animal in different languages- quite beautiful honestly. Starry Night, conveniently located at a hotel, is created with mosaics and I can only imagine how tedious it was to create such a detail sculpture. Magic, one that I drive by on a daily basis, was one of my favorite discoveries because I cannot believe I didn’t see it before. Upon closer examination, this horse has Pepsi cans all over it. Of course the sun has faded a lot of the colors, but if you notice, you can still see the logo on the saddle and the buttons are the bottom of cans- very interesting. Handi-Cap, as you will see, is also a “mosaic” of beer bottle caps, and Foundation I believe can speak for itself, but still just as beautiful as the others. The last one doesn’t have a name or artist and is located in the Wilton Mall. Although this one isn’t part of the series, I thought I include it anyway because until I called the mall, I thought this one may have been an older one or one that was perhaps an “extra”.
So there you have it- a few more horses seen around town. Hopefully I can get back out there soon and try to find some more. As I said, I hope to find all of them if possible and have made a game out of it. Do you have a new favorite since last week? Come back soon to see which ones I find next.
Horse of a Different Color
Artist: Frankie Flores
Location: Roughly in front of 473 Broadway
Sponsored: The Adirondack Trust Insurance
Artist: Anne Francey
Location: Allerdice Glass & Mirror, 120 Excelsior Avenue
Sponsored: Allerdice Building Supply, Inc
Artist: Geri Bowden
Location: Courtyard Hotel, 11 Excelsior Ave
Sponsored: Courtyard by Marriott Saratoga Springs
Artist: Jenny McShan
Location: Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway
Sponsored: Pepsi Bottling Group
Artist: Ali Herrmann
Location: 95 Washington Street
Sponsored: The MASIE Center/Elliott & Cathy Masie
Artist: Kelsey Harro
Location: In front of Spoken Boutique, 27 Church Street
Sponsored: Bast Hatfield, Inc
Location: Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50
Just a side note: I like to thank my partner in crime, Jennifer Bishop, for helping me with a lot of these photos. To see more of her photos from our trip, check out her Flickr account under ryansgirl0928 or her Red Bubble portfolio under Jennifer Bishop.