Carol Fensholt Nierenberg
Location: Carefree, Arizona, USA
The fiery steed, the angle of a sculpted back, the horse’s eyes, full of power and motion. The pure strength that makes the form seemingly frozen in a second of time– ready to come crashing back down from its rearing stance, coming back to life. Those are the first thoughts that come to my mind when looking at Carol Fensholt Nierenberg’s sculptures, that blur the lines between sculpture and real live equines racing the wind.
A horse lover since the beginning of Carol’s life, she has had horses on her mind ever since. From reading and admiring the art in horse books, to drawing her very first horses when she was three, Carol has now dedicated her time to her own horses and her sculpture of them.
Always, I was fascinated by their expressive power –– the horse as incarnation of primal energy and passion.- Carol Fensholt Nierenberg
Carol spent 35 years in the City That Never Sleeps, AKA New York City, but she didn’t leave her creative spirit behind. Instead, she became an editor, creative director, vice president and partner in several New York media organizations before starting her own company and founding the GMA Forum, a business strategy magazine for food industry executives. During this time, she won many awards for design, writing and photography. In one contest, her image won out of a record 700-plus entries in the Association of Business Publishers.
Currently, Carol is living her dream on her farm, “Silver Box Southwest”, home to her and her husband, their horses and of course, Carol’s art studio, where she creates this one-of-a-kind sculptures to celebrate her love of these magnificent creatures.
“But in fact,” Carol explains, “the Silver Box is not a piece of land or a horse business or even a sculpture studio –– it is that special place in each of our hearts where our loves live on. Our carefree ranch is so named in hopes that family and friends will join us here often, and leave with cherished memories of their time with us, and with our animals, in a beautiful place.”
Carol has also published two books about her equine art, titled “Sculptures In The Year Of The Horse” (about her current sculptures in 2015 with full color images, 78 pages) and
Carol’s book “Sculptures In The Year Of The Horse”
Carol also has another book, “Swords Of The Sky” / Life Size Arabian Stallion Trypitch”. You can read more about both of these books here.
Judith Hale Gallery
Solvang, California, USA
Solvang Antiques/ California’s Finest Collective
Solvang, California USA
I had the pleasure to interview Carol on #equinearthour this past Sunday. You can see the Q&A below! Join us on #equinearthour on Twitter every Tuesday and Friday to share your art and ask our featured artists questions about their equine art.
CFN: Perhaps a picture would say it …
CFN: I have been invited by the Society of Animal Artists to join them at the Loveland Sculpture Show soon … I will see if it makes sense for me — this is a ‘fame tour”, so to speak. Trying a high-end gallery in Solvangr California, USA). Yes, serendipitous! Took a class with the immediate past president of the group — she flipped for my work! 😉