Veryl Goodnight, NSS - Dust Devil
- Medium: Bronze
- Edition: 30
- Size: 23'' x 18'' x 11''
Veryl Goodnight was inspired to create Dust Devil by a herd of wild horses that live in the aptly named Disappointment Valley near Colorado’s Dolores River.
In the spring of 2007, Goodnight and several friends were riding horses in the valley, looking for the wild horses known to live there. The artist and her friends encountered the horses - from bachelor stallions to entire herds.
The idea for Dust Devil began when Goodnight saw a stallion in a dust storm. Later, after seeing a photograph of a rearing horse by Claude Steeleman, the sculptor’s inspiration was complete.