Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses
January 27, 2012 10:53 AM   Subscribe

The girl with 7 horses – Photographer Ulrika Kestere uses clothing to form images of horses in a lovely photo-essay.
"Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses. People thought she was crazy and that she in fact had 7 imaginary horses, but this was not the case. When autumn came the girl spent a whole day washing all her clothes. She hung them on a string in her garden to let the gentle autumn sun dry them. Out of nowhere, a terrible storm came and its fiercefull winds grabbed a hold of all her clothes and all seven horses (authors note: since they are invisible they obviously didn't weigh much). The girl was devestated and spent all autumn looking for each horse spread around the country, wrapped in her clothes."
posted by quin (11 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Cool. Though kind of haunting.

But why do those pictures of flat horses remind me of the DIY bungee-jumping thread?
posted by resurrexit at 11:06 AM on January 27, 2012

Wow, neat! Very well done, particularly the one with the orange face.
Though I wish they didn't look quite so very dead.
posted by Glinn at 11:19 AM on January 27, 2012

Nice. I get to say this so infrequently... I've never seen that before! Loved the shot with the dark horse and umbrella. Lovely.
posted by heyho at 11:25 AM on January 27, 2012

posted by heyho at 11:26 AM on January 27, 2012

The color schemes are very well suited to the nature scenes, and I'm imagining her wandering the Goodwill store with these landscape photos.

The best part, though, is that the horses are wrapped in the girl's clothes and not vice versa.
posted by obscurator at 11:35 AM on January 27, 2012

Art Attack does this every week.
posted by CaseyB at 11:52 AM on January 27, 2012

I am kinda creeped out by these. The horses simultaneously look like rotting carcasses and like they're moving.
posted by jacquilynne at 12:16 PM on January 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

Seeing this sort of thing makes me wish I was more artistic. I would never think up something like this, and even if I did, I would never implement it. Then photograph it, then post it on line. Kudos to her for doing all of those.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 1:03 PM on January 27, 2012 [2 favorites]

Art Attack does this every week.

What does this mean?
posted by Squeak Attack at 2:00 PM on January 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

Loved it, including the photography, wow. The choice of clothing...landscape... Unsettling? Yes.
Made me think of the Sable Island horses... for some reason. Still roaming wild.
posted by alicesshoe at 2:39 PM on January 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

I love this. I had a similar reaction to ThatCanadianGirl; I would love to be able to think up projects like these, and then do them and have them not look like something a first-grader dreamed up.

Really cool.
posted by OolooKitty at 5:37 PM on January 27, 2012

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