Sherry Tipton, Iqquios, 2012 Turkish Afyon marble, approximately 6' x 3' x 20"

In the summer of 2012 I found myself carving marble in the land of the ancient Hittites and other tribes I had heard about my whole life in church. To consider them as actual people as opposed to just legend was intriguing to me and I began doing some research into their history. They were the world's first great horsemen, creating many training techniques and inventing the chariot. Iqquios is the Hittite word for "horse" and my horse is breaking free from a wall of stone. In hindsight, perhaps it was the first of the "Bound Angels" series, since it introduces the common theme of the struggle for freedom.