As an artist, I, Suzanne Vellema, strive to create work that captures the synergy and connection between humans and horses. My primary focus is on exploring the relationship between humans and horses and how they can form a unique bond that transcends their differences.
I aim to capture the feeling of unity and harmony that arises when I’m with my horse, as if we’re dancing together. I experiment with different media, such as textile, photography, and video, to convey the essence of my horse’s movements, colors, and texture, and to share that feeling with my audience.
In some of my works, I delve into the intersection of spirituality and horses, exploring the historical and cultural significance of these majestic animals. I incorporate horsehair, textiles and metal in abstract forms to evoke their symbolism and power.
Horses and art have always been a part of my life, and merging the two is a natural expression of my passion and inspiration. My horse is not just a subject for my art, but a lifelong companion and a source of joy and creativity.