Artist Siri Hollander was born in New York but lived most of her childhood in Andalusia, Spain. Influenced by a family of artists, she began sculpting at the age of seventeen. Seemingly isolated from normalcy, Siri established a connection with the horses and other animals that surrounded her in her youth. Later, when apprenticing with several accomplished sculptors both in America and Spain, she developed her own sculptural form based on her unique subjects, horses and figurative forms.
With extraordinary focus and conviction, Siri works independently of the trends in art movements. Her art flows naturally from her daily life, without dependence on outside factors. She has become a master of three-dimensional images of horses and more recently has developed her figure sculptures, greatly influenced by the emotional impression in the sculptures of modern masters. With Hollander’s self-taught process she constructs the sculptures with no sketches or maquette.Siri’s artistic medium combines steel and cement that creates her trademarked texture which, when cast in bronze or aluminum, bring her sculptures to life. The freestanding horse sculptures range from monumental to smaller tabletop works.