Serena's Song


14" x 24"
Commissioned by Robert & Beverly Lewis

When I received the Serena’s Song commission from Robert and Beverly Lewis, she was already retired, in foal and in full winter coat. Fortunately, there were many quality racing photos available of her, and for the first time, I used video, from her Santa Anita races. It was tremendously helpful to be able to study her action over and over, and in slow motion. This is an example of a sculpture in which I did not see the horse personally, yet I feel I succeeded in capturing her, particularly the gritty determination that made her a champion. Gary Stevens, her jockey, was also pleased with his likeness.
— Nina Kaiser