Hanoverian horses are featured in three photographs selected for the upcoming exhibition, All Things Animal! at the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Judith Mazzucco, an artist and Hanoverian horse breeder has three photographs in the exhibition. The digital photographs, Luc's Tail, Mud & Hair, Winter Coat, feature her Hanoverian Mare, Athene (Adios III-Skihigh -Grunspecht) and Elite Hanoverian Stallion, LucJean (Lombard- Waldfrieden-Abhang II). They were photographed at her Hampshire Hollow Farm, Clarksburg, New Jerse. Judith is a member of the American Hanoverian Society. She previously served on the Board of Directors, the Awards committee and the Mare and Stallion committee.
Judith is an interdisciplinary artist working in mixed media, film, photography and words. Her praxis evolved from the investigation of her life in close proximity to animals, interspecies relationships, and the marginalizing effect of domestication on animals and the consequential affect upon creativity. She has presented her work internationally, exhibiting in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Vancouver, Tehran and Berlin.
Her work focuses on the human/animal relationship that has virtually disappeared over the past two and a half centuries since the inception of the Industrial Revolution. She shares the Aisle of the Barn with her horses, using it as her studio. The aisle is the confluence of domestication, interspecies relationships and creativity.
The ancient Eastern philosophy of Wabi-Sabi coincides with her work. It reflects the ungorgeous, the earthy, the natural, the impermanent, imperfect, and the incomplete. It is the appreciation of the minor details of everyday life and insights into the beauty of the inconspicuous and the overlooked aspects of nature. The photographs feature the horse’s hair, tails and hooves. The photos capture the textures visually in two dimensions.
Visit her website at www.judymazzucco.com
The exhibition dates are September 23 – November 26, 2016. The Boston Children’s Museum is located at 308 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210.