Crazy Horse (Plywood construction,55cm x 66.5cm x 22cm,Dirk Marwig 12.12.2012 !!)
In my childhood my family lived close to the Crazy Horse Monument near Rapid City South Dakota U.S.A.... This monument dedicated 'Crazy Horse' impressed me as a boy, not only because of it size but because the "Black Hills" were the sacred mountains of the Sioux. A few miles down the road is the "Mount Rushmore" monument-the one with the 4 presidents-in the heart of the Sioux territory! -I always thought that this was very strange and screwed up. History is always written by the victors and Mount Rushmore is a statement of power and dominence, 2 terms I cannot stand! Like all my work "Crazy Horse just happened. Somehow it also reminds me of the "Crazy Horse" burlesque theatre in Paris! So the title "Crazy Horse" made a lot of sense to me.