Horse & Rider Replica Statuette
Freud uses the metaphor of horse-riding to illustrate the ego's attempts to direct the forces of the id, so this statuette of a horse and rider would have been especially significant for him. The fact that this piece seems to merge man with animal suggests an affinity with Freud's theory that the ego differentiates itself from the id on contact with external reality.
Martha Todd RCA MA is an artist working from Studio Manifold in East London. Her work is often conceptual but she also enjoy sculpting figurative forms, both human and animal. She makes work both for exhibitions and on commission, and is currently researching for her PhD in sculptural ceramics at the University for the Creative Arts.
Her interpretation of Freud's Horse and Rider is slip cast earthenware and terracotta slip with antiquing wax, cast from a mould of her original clay sculpture.