The Shadow and It’s Shadow
I had owned a toy horse for many years, which I had originally bought in a charity shop. One day I decided to draw it’s silhouette on card, cut it up. I suspend it with wire and positioned the pieces, so that the shadow of the various pieces resembled a whole horse again. It was interesting but not enough for a photograph. i needed to make more elaborate. Salvador Dali had what he called Paranoiac Critical method, where he would position figures in a landscape and made them resemble a head. One day flicking through a book on Dali, I came across a tiny picture of one of them. So tiny in fact, that I had to get out my editing magnifier to make it out properly. Through the printing dots I could make a horse and a rider that looked like a face. I thought I would attempt it in shadow form.