Olivia Ben­net Artist Carla Elena trans­forms horses in her vision onto can­vas with dili­gent yet care­free brush strokes. Ani­mal­is­tic and instinc­tive, Elena’s approach brings her sub­jects to life, each vivid and wild as if they were to leap off from the can­vas any instant, their look soft and gen­tle, their energy spir­ited and vibrant. While emit­ting strength and vigor, Elena’s works are sen­si­tively ren­dered, each com­po­si­tion thor­oughly thought out. The har­mo­nious bal­ance of the neg­a­tive and pos­i­tive space alters the sta­tic image into an exu­ber­ant spec­ta­cle spring­ing from the con­fine­ment of a two-dimensional sur­face…