Floating Harmony: cutting-apart-back-together – a constellation of ‘becoming with’ in Horse ‘Henry Rainbow’ & Devoted Rider

Donna Carlyle*

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There is something quite special about a horse and a rider coming together in significant “otherness” (Haraway, 2003, 16). Their union together has always fascinated me, similarly in the way Leonardo da Vinci was intrigued by anatomy and all its delicate, minute intricacies. Suffice to say I am no artist like the inimitable icon; however, I can try to sketch, draw, doodle and create an image. Ironically I am challenging da Vinci’s painting and idea of the (in)famous Vitruvian Man, that is (hu)man’s being at the centre of the universe. From my own wayfarings and wanderings with image and text, I offer creative and visual imaginings as well as a brief image-text diffractive dalliance (Barad, 2014), with the concept floating harmony.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-334
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Posthumanism
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2022

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