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Freedom Vanishing

Kimerlee Curyl


While out with this herd on their hundreds of protected acres in South Dakotas Black Hills, this mare, whom at first glance, I thought to be a stallion, had a presence of strength, wisdom and vigilance. Like the protective stallions in the wild, every time I looked up, turned around or moved through the herd I would find her near me. She represents so much strength yet the vulnerability to the timely and pressing issue these horses are facing...extinction...their Freedom Vanishing.

(1990's) Photography. Black Hills, South Dakota.

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SKU: KC014-PHO-MC-24x36

Year: 1990s

About Kimerlee Curyl

Kimerlee Curyl lives in the valley of Santa Ynez, CA with two horses, a paint mare named Sequoia and a young, newly adopted wild mustang, el Regalo. She is represented by one of the country’s largest fine art publishers, many prestigious galleries, and her work is included in numerous installations as well as private and celebrity collections globally. Her work has also been used in advertising campaigns. Most importantly, it has become a small voice our remaining wild horses. For Kimerlee's complete bio, click here

"Wild Mustangs. Without them, the great west was not possible. We traveled, explored, and built this land by holding onto their manes and riding the spirit of their hearts. We can honor that gift by being their voice. These beautiful legends, magnificent symbols of freedom and grace are being stripped from their homes, families torn apart and an icon will soon be lost forever. It is my hope to not only celebrate the beauty and magnificence of these creatures but to help them. They are a living, breathing history museum, a vital element in our heritage, to our ecosystem, and to our humanity. To lose them would be a tragically irresponsible disrespect to our past, present and future. Art...has a voice."