My step-mother just paid me a lovely compliment! She was looking at postcards of the various horse pieces that I just sent off to Wisconsin (the Bradley Art Gallery in fact) and said they reminded her strongly of Dahlov Ipcar's work. So we sat down and googled Dahlov Ipcar, and Wow!! She has done splendidly varied work for a long time, including (I just realized) writing and illustrating a book my brother read to death when he was small – Lobsterman. I find myself particularly drawn to her Horse Mandala, and one in the Portland Museum of Art called Blue Savanna.