HORSE WALL ART BY EJAZ KHAN EARTH
HORSE WALL ART by ejaz khan earth

One of the saddest sights I’ve witnessed is an animal that is normally majestic and proud, slouched and sad. The strongest and most elegant animals are always depicted in the horse wall art we come across. There aren’t many moody pieces of artwork that show a horse in a dejected or lowly state. This is for good reason. The vibrant energy and tenacity of wild horses is something that deserves to be shared, and you can’t do that with a downcast looking animal. I came to notice this one winter day in Norway.

A Solemn Stallion

I had high hopes for the horses I was photographing for my wall art for sale. There I was standing in knee-high white snow. The powdery frost was a perfect backdrop for the deep bay and tan of the stallions I was photographing. However, I wasn’t getting the same energy I was expecting from one stallion. He was slouched in one corner of his pen and his movements were slow and heavy. He wasn’t prancing about or tossing his mane back and forth like some of his peers would have done. In fact, this animal looked rather timid and not at all interested in me or my camera. It wasn’t even that he looked sick or I would have inquired about it with his owner. Instead, he looked as if he was just missing something. I just couldn’t figure out what, and sadly my horse wall art would need to wait until I did.

The ranch owner picked up this behavior just as I did. He walked to the barn and it was just a couple of minutes before the other horses started to spill out into the pen. While these horses were happy to stretch their legs, my stallion was thrilled to see them. His body language changed completely. The dull lifeless animal I saw first was replaced by a noticeably energetic one. He wasn’t slouching in the corner anymore. Instead, he was waiting excitedly for his friends to join him. There was the connection and joy I wanted in my horse wall art and what ultimately makes any artwork stand out to an audience. I’ve tried to keep this depiction of connection in all my wall art for sale.

Social Animals

What I had just witnessed was evidence of the social nature of horses. In the wild, herds of horses are made up of one or two stallions, a group of mares, and their foals. These animals act as part of a collective unit. Animal behavior will tell you that prey animals, like horses, do this for a very good reason. Having dozens of animals working together can make it harder to single out one as prey. With herbivores like horses, it makes sense to want this layer of protection. Having multiple horses watching out for the group is much better than individuals watching out for themselves.

Camouflage is another great reason to live in a group. Having similar-looking individuals cluster together can make it difficult to prey on one. It is understandably difficult to hunt a single animal if you can’t even pick it out of a group. Prey animals have used this to blend in together and hide in plain sight. A popular example of this is the sea of stripes in zebra herds. Similarly, my other horse wall art shows how a sea of horses can easily hide the individuals in plain sight. 

However, there is much to learn from the way our animal friends live. Survival of the fittest has proven to favor communities over individuals in numerous species, ours included. Humans have found benefits to living in groups from the dawn of our species as hunter-gathers. Even ancient artwork has depicted us in social settings. 

The Comfort of Friends

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” – Thomas Aquinas

Any person on Earth can attest to the value of friendships. While there is definitely a functional advantage to being social, emotionally we all have much to gain as well. There’s a lot of comfort in having a social circle that supports and loves you. While we don’t have the same use of camouflage or surveillance as horses do, we can still use the companionship of a community.

With social media, globalization and the rise of communication, people are more connected than ever. It is easier than ever to speak to anyone in the world. Despite technology that puts you face to face with loved ones in seconds, people are still feeling lonely. Today, we have fewer and less intimate connections than the generations before we did. It can be cathartic to embrace our social side. The people we surround ourselves with shape who we are and what we experience. Whether we’re browsing wall art for sale with a friend or celebrating a family reunion, socializing can help us be better. Perhaps it would be worth it to take a cue from the horses. Maybe it would bring us all a bit closer and ease the difficulties we face as their community does for them.

HORSE WALL ART GALLERY

PRINT SIZES:

• 8” x 12” in/ 20.32 x 30.48 cm
• 17.5” x 26.25” in/ 44.45 x 66.675 cm
• 23.5” x 35.25” in/ 59.69 x 89.535 cm
• 35.5” x 53.25” in/ 90.17 x 135.255 cm
• 43.5” x 65.25” in/ 110.49 x 165.735 cm
FINISHING OPTIONS:

• Unframed
• Plexiglass
• Black Frame
• White Frame

OUR FINE ART PRINTS

EJAZ KHAN EARTH: FINE ART PRINTS FOR HOME, OFFICE, RESORTS & RESTAURANTS

Bring the best of nature onto your walls through Ejaz Khan Earth’s unique prints. Ejaz has traveled around the world, often in arduous conditions, to capture magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Each photograph tells a story, and each photograph evokes inspiration, emotion and thought. If you have questions about purchasing the prints, please message us below.

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

  • All of our wildlife and portraits limited edition art prints are signed, dated and numbered by Ejaz Khan.
  • In order to protect the authenticity of our museum-quality prints, we provide a certificate of authenticity limiting the risk of falsification and duplication.
  • Certificates of authenticity are attached to the back of the frame.
  • Our prints are so unique, like the biting horse, the yawning puma, and the musk oxen butting heads, you will never see them any other place in the world.

FACE-MOUNTED PLEXI FRAMING

  • Our artwork is permanently face-mounted to plexiglass using a clear adhesive.
  • A brace will be mounted to the back on archival acid-free museum board, along with a french hanging cleat. The cleat could require additional hardware based on the composition of your wall.
  • Please note our standard plexiglass has a reflective surface which brings a different kind of feel to our wildlife and portrait images.

SHIPMENT

  • We ship our unframed orders within 2 weeks, travel time could differ based on your location.
  • We ship our wooden framed orders within 3-4 weeks, travel time could differ based on your location.
  • We ship our plexiglass orders within 4-5 weeks, travel time could differ based on your location.
  • Tracking numbers will be provided once the order has been shipped.

RETURNS

Orders are returnable after 5 days of receiving your print.