Deborah Butterfield is an American sculptor best known for her depictions of horses made from found objects and natural materials, such as wood and recycled metal. Her work in bronze is cast from found wood and sticks, and Butterfield’s horses are imbued with an array of complex, almost human, emotional states. Butterfield’s work has received major international recognition and has been shown in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Israeli Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship and a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. The artist lives and works in studios in Hawaii and Montana.