Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, added, "Charley has always worked against the grain. He invests these majestic horses with a strange, vivid 'alive-ness, a liveliness.' His choice of stone harks back to the moment of the earth's crust cooling after the explosive birth of the world, whose granite veins the horses share. They embody the miraculous process of animal form emerging from raw matter, compressing the origin of historic time and the present in one magnificent sculpture."
This installation is made possible by The Modern Circle.