Artists: Dan Neil Barnes and Philip Rodriguez
Sponsor: Central Bank
Location: 300 West Vine Street
Horse Mania 2010 Horses
Day Star was inspired by the artist’s recent trip to Egypt, where the symbol of the sun is a common theme in the ancient ruins. Dan Neil Barnes and his assistant Philip Rodriguez have cut a sunburst design in the fiberglass body of the horse and inserted stained glass. The horse is lit from within, creating a unique luminosity. Barnes’ work in metal, glass and wood has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States.