Shakespeare fans will recognize the name from the Dauphin’s enthusiastic monologue in “Henry V”:
“I will not change my horse with any that treads but on four pasterns. Çà ha! He bounds from the earth, as if his entrails were hairs, le cheval volant, the Pegasus, qui a les narines de feu. When I bestride him, I soar; I am a hawk; he trots the air. The earth sings when he touches it. ”
“Bestride the Hawk” began as one painting on a single large sheet of paper. Over time and through many layers of collage and paint they made it clear they wanted to be standalone works, and thus “Bestride the Hawk” and “Fluent as the Sea ” came into being.
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