Drinking the Wind by donnaquinn
38 x 51 cm.
According to myth, the Arabian horse originated in the time of Abraham's son, Ishmael. While asleep, Ishmael suddenly woke as a huge twisting gust of wind swirled nearby. Thunder, rain and dust spewed forth until the wind was commanded to stop by the angel Gabriel. Upon hearing the angel, the furious wind coalesced into the magnificent stallion Kuhaylah, the first Arabian. It was said by the Bedouins that the spirited Kuhaylah "drank the wind" as he galloped across the desert.