- Original watercolour on linen canvas
- Measures 70 x 70 x 2 cm
- Signed by the artist
- Certificate of authenticity is provided by the artist
“This is the first painting of my new series ‘Whisper’. The titel really resonated. I’ve had the idea for the series for a while now, but it wasn’t clear and with the word ‘whisper’ I suddenly saw my whole series in front of me and I was emotionally touched by this.
As a vet I see a lot of animal abuse. Things we see as ‘normal’, come with cruelty that we are not always aware of. This has been bothering me for quite a while and I decided to make a series of this.”
His name is Alvaro, which means warrior.
He was on a truck for the last 26 hours from Spain to Belgium together with 8 other horses. There was no food and no water. He is exhausted and dehydrated. He has never been this scared, but the horse next to him is even worse.
Soon a vet will check him if he is lucky and he will get a better life when someone unknown will buy him for too much money because of his fake passport that tells he’s only 7 years old, while he’s actually 13. Someone will take good care of him. He will have enough water and a lot of powerful food which he can eat till his belly hurts. He will have a nice big stable of 3x3m2 with plenty of wet straw where he can sleep tight and draw circles for 23 hours a day. He will have a nice owner who will love him endlessly and will bump 1 hour a day on his back that already hurts, drawing more circles but this time in the round pen. If he’s lucky he can also go outside for a couple of hours and if he’s even more lucky, he will get some friends. But that’s only for some lucky few.