Tara Arrowood was invited to the Sonoma Horse Park as the Guest VIP Artist in early 2016. During the summer months, Tara’s equine photography artwork is displayed throughout the park, while 7 show jumping competitions are hosted over the course of 7 non-consecutive weeks from May to September. You can attend the show for free and Tara can be spotted in the VIP area where some of her work is displayed. She welcomes you to join her for a glass of wine and take in one of the Grand Prix shows!
This stimulating environment contains so much movement and inspiration. At the event, photographing the beautifully groomed horses, riders and their interactions certainly lit a spark within Miss Arrowood. The connection each rider has with their horse will be sure to make your heart skip a beat.
This is a behind the scenes look at how the artwork installation all came together. Consider this your sneak peek into Tara’s creative process! To build the custom frames, Arrowood recruited help from Dan Shultz and her husband Travis Pynn. Dan is an amazing furniture designer and one half of the power couple, husband & wife duo of Waterlily Pond Floral Artistry and Event Design. Natasha is the other half and a wonderfully talented floral artist who shares a studio in San Francisco with Tara.
The art installation consists of custom frames built over the course of 5 days. Each frame was built from scratch, customized to the size of the print. The 6-ft wide frame is made out of old barn wood, with two english saddles. The two 8-ft wide frames have birch trees as the decor. The prints are all custom-sized in the frames. Eighteen 30×40 metal prints hang throughout the park and we’re printing even more!
All prints are printed on metal and are UV protected, by Blazing Editions. Since the show is an outdoor installation, prints needed to be weather-proof and able to endure high winds and the sun for seven weeks.