I AM NATASA KOVALIK, I GREW UP WITH MORCOS, MY HORSE.
I was half a year old when my father first put me on Morci’s back, and by the age of six I was riding him on my own. I remember little things: taking the saddle off after a cold February gallop, his body steaming, the life force flowing through us. We can do anything. At other times, everyday life makes me listless: Morci seems to take on these energies, his movements lose their harmony. I scratch his earlobe, he loves it, now I smile too. My zest for life is returning. That’s the point.
The horse is a mirror: we see ourselves in it. The closeness of the horse gives us back what we can very easily lose: ourselves. With my work I want to give people an experience of self-awareness. This ancient experience brings us closer to ourselves and makes us long for what is ours.