grandeur and fragility
Saviers exhibits sculptures of
By DANA DUGAN
Express Staff Writer
Inspired by the "paradox that is
the horse: the grandeur and fragility, the boldness and quest for
flight," Timi Saviers manages to reach her audience in the body of
resplendent bronze sculptures. It is the perfect matching of an artist
with her subject.
"The Field" by Timi Saviers
Sun Valley resident Saviers has
spent much of her life riding, sketching, painting and reading about her
most beloved subject, the horse.
A few of her pieces are currently
on exhibit at Strega in Ketchum. Next week, during Gallery Walk even
more of her work will be displayed.
While growing up in Southern
California Saviers rode bareback in the hills with her sisters as a
girl, and showed riding hunters throughout her teens and galloping
racehorses at Hollywood Park and Santa Anita. She studied Studio Arts at
Loyola Marymount University. As well, her artistic studies have taken
her to sculpture workshops in Los Angeles, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado
and Maine from well known artists such as Forest Hart and Veryl
Goodnight. Her work has been displayed at Hollywood Park and Santa Anita
racetracks and in private collections.
She now lives and works on her art
in Sun Valley, with her husband, daughter, dogs, cats and her Andalusian
"My goal is to capture the
movement, gesture, and character of each individual I sculpt, she said.
"I am inspired by animals depicted in art through the ages from the cave
paintings of Lascaux, the artists of the Baroque and Renaissance, to the
more modern art of Sir Alfred Munning. I aim to capture the luminescence
and depth of the master painters and sculptors through the patinas on my
There will be a formal opening of
her show at Strega during Gallery Walk on Friday, Feb. 13.