Sunday, May 08, 2011
With a wink and a nod toward the Marx Brothers raucous movie, A Day at the Races, I spent a wonderful 6 hours in the heart of 'horse country' in northern Virginia yesterday with three artist friends at the Virginia Gold Cup Races. I'd never been to a hurdles race before and it was indeed a spectacular afternoon. Gathering reference material for upcoming work, we wondered the grounds and found much to be enthralled with. Here are just a few images of the hundreds I shot just to hint at the colorful, intense excitement that surrounded us all afternoon. I won't know quite where to begin in digging into this treasure trove of material, but suffice it to say, there is much here to work from and have no doubt that dozens of new works will spring from this experience.