Kim Corpany grew up on the backs of her family's Arabian horses in Morgan, Utah. Her mother is an artist and art teacher, so Kim began art lessons early. Kim’s artwork has nearly always revolved around horses. At an early age, Kim became a syndicate member and owner of the beautiful *Muscat son, Vaguely Noble. She raised and trained progeny of this gorgeous stallion for many years. Kim developed a close understanding of the mind, body and spirit of the Arabian horse which is apparent in her bronze sculptures of Arabian horses.
Kim Corpany’s recent bronze monument is a 1 and 1/2 life-size statue of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayan galloping on his Arabian horse. Kim and her team traveled to Abu Dhabi for 20 days where they assembled, welded, and finished the bronze with patina prior to installing it at the entrance to the Al Forsan International Sports Resort. The monument was of such size that after assembling it in the foundry in the USA, the sculpture had to then be cut into sections and crated so that it could be air freighted to Abu Dhabi. The entire project was completed in 7 months from small conceptual marquette to finished and installed monument.
A Bedouin story tells us that Allah created the Arabian horse from the South wind.
He exclaimed, "I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind Victory in battle. On thy back, I set a rich spoil and a Treasure in thy loins. I establish thee as one of the Glories of the Earth... I give thee flight without wings."
Legends of the Arabian Horse. Arabian horses are the topic of many myths and legends.
Arabian horse bronze statues capturing the spirit of the Arab horse.
One origin story tells how Muhammad chose his foundation mares by a test of their courage and loyalty. While there are several variants on the tale, a common version states that after a long journey through the desert, Muhammad turned his herd of horses loose to race to an oasis for a desperately needed drink of water. Before the herd reached the water, Muhammad called for the horses to return to him. Only five mares responded. Because they faithfully returned to their master, though desperate with thirst, these mares became his favorites and were called Al Khamsa, meaning, the five. These mares became the legendary founders of the five "strains" of the Arabian horse. Although the Al Khamsa are generally considered fictional horses of legend, some breeders today claim the modern Bedouin Arabian actually descended from these mares.
The Arabian horse bronze statues created by kim corpany began as a result of a life long love of the arabian horse. as a result of growing up in a family who bred and raised arabian horses, the Arabian horse statues created by this artist are spirited and life like.
Arabian horse sculptures by equine artist kim corpany are based on her study of the beautiful arabian horse. a one and one half life size Arabian horse bronze by this artist is located in abu dhabi, UAE at the front gates of al forsan sports resort. this bronze horse sculpture welcomes visitors and dignitaries from all over the world to the indoor riding arena, polo field and a wide variety of other attractions at the resort.
Another myth regarding the creation of the Arabian horse places the origin in the time of Ishmael, the son of Abraham.
In this story, the Angel Jibril (also known as Gabriel) descended from Heaven, awakened Ishmael with a "wind-spout" that whirled toward him. The Angel then commanded the thundercloud to stop scattering dust and rain, and so it gathered itself into a prancing, handsome creature - a horse - that seemed to swallow up the ground. Hence, the Bedouins bestowed the title "Drinker of the Wind" to the first Arabian horse.
One tale of the origin of the Arabian horse claims that King Solomon was given a pure Arabian-type mare named Safanad ("the pure") by the Queen of Sheba.
Another version says that Solomon gave a stallion, Zad el-Raheb or Zad-el-Rakib ("Gift to the Rider"), to the Banu Azdpeople when they came to pay tribute to the king. This legendary stallion was said to be faster than the zebra or the gazelle, and every hunt with him was successful, thus when he was put to stud, he became a founding sire of legend.