Gibson and the Apocalypse: How Art Thou Fallen From Heaven, O Blucifer

Feeling Blue?

If you’re not already familiar, the Denver International Airport is home to a mighty colossus of a horse, the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. With his dark backstory, bulging veins and muscles, and ominously glowing red eyes, locals have long harbored a healthy dose of apprehension and superstition about the oversized equine. He’s been saddled with a host of Hellish titles: The Fifth Horse of the Apocalypse, a Cursebearer, Satan’s Stallion, a Worthy Counterpart to Chestnut Mares, and the affectionate nickname “Blucifer.”

I absolutely love him.

As far as the conspiracies go, I personally think that anyone who believes this stuff has simply never actually encountered an agitated stallion in person before. All in all he seems pretty par for the course to me. There’s no need to treat him differently from any other horse just because he’s 96 hands tall.

Besides, did anyone ever even try to figure out why he’s been acting so aggressive?

And here I thought he just needed some turmeric.

Jenny Kammerer is a professional artist, video producer and frustrated Philadelphia sports fan who’s been in the saddle since the age of four. When she was 16, she met her Paint/QH/Draft cross Gibson (aka Guitar Solo) as a green two-year-old, and quickly settled into the training side of equestrianism, drawing inspiration from the techniques of Pat Parelli and other natural horsemanship teachers. Known for most of her childhood as both the awkward artsy one and the weird horse girl, she always seemed destined to draw nonsensical horse cartoons. In addition to her independent illustration work, she currently teaches painting classes at Painting With A Twist and produces short-form documentaries that can be seen on www.Horse.TV. You can follow her personal art projects and stay up-to-date on Gibson and the Apocalypse on Instagram: @JennyKammArt