Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse
Happy Lunar New Year! According to the East Asian Zodiac, it’s the Year of the Horse. Yippee kai yay!
Humanity’s relationship to horses is a long one, so it figures that these majestic beings would appear in our art and our homes as symbols of rural serenity as well as strength and wildness.
Horses, according to Jungian psychology, represent sexuality and masculine energy. This seems like a powerful force to have in the bedroom, but maybe it chases away nightmares.
The large-scale photograph abstracts the equestrian image, yet still conveys through the textures and patterns a gentle strength for which the animal is known.
A horse of a different color brings a different kind of energy into the room. The lightness of this image may feel less intimidating and more spacious to some, reflecting a cool calmness compared to the moody dark horse in the previous photo.
You don’t even have to have something recognizably horsey! The spots on the horse are a lovely contrast to the angular lines in this home office, while echoing the rustic vibe and history of what was once a plow factory.
Will you leap into the New Year with renewed energy from horse motifs? If you’d like help changing the mood of your space, please contact me here.