Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Electric Fence

Electric Fence

Oil on Linen
8x10 inches
Fall of 2006
H & G Horse Quarters, Auburn, Alabama

In this painting, the thing that interested me the most was the long diagonal line created by the electric fence and the buckets sitting along beside it. I don't know who the first person was to discover that a mild electric current is enough to keep a big animal from leaving. I used to think that something so small couldn't possibly keep a horse contained but at that time, I didn't know horses. Horses will spook if a leaf blows past them the wrong way. If you could put a line of mice around a pasture and keep the mice from moving that would be also enough to keep the horses enclosed.

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