Sarah Janece Garcia's equine work of art is part of a two-part series of paintings inspired by horses throughout history; view the companion piece, Spirit Winds. This whimsical piece was inspired by the festive pageantry of Mardi Gras and the proud steeds that are an integral part of this vibrant tradition. For the holiday's festivities, horses are clad in colorful attire in preparation to be ridden during the parades by the royal riders of each Mardi Gras "krewe." When the Mardi Gras celebration got its start, horses were the primary mode of transportation and would also pull the vivacious parade floats through the city of New Orleans. Today, these decorated horses are as much a part of the festivities as every other reveler in attendance, and as they gallop proudly through the streets, their hooves beat along with the booming Mardi Gras drums. Designed in San Antonio, Texas. Printed and framed in Portland, Oregon.