Artist Sharon Rose and Dorit Schwartz are partners in their figurative wine cork art company, Rose Schwartz Design, based in Las Vegas, Nev.
The pair, both of whom share a love of horses and animals, discovered a passion for using new materials for their artwork. one of the reasons they chose to use corks and other natural materials for their artwork is because of their interests in helping the environment and going green.
Their designs also incorporate textiles, gems and other treasures collected by the designers.
When their friend, Nori Burby, decided to retire her favorite jumper, Mayan Gold, she commissioned Rose and Schwartz to memorialize him in cork.
“Gold now lives in Las Vegas in a field with another one of my retired horses, and he turned 23 [last February]. When it came time to decide which of my horses I wanted to immortalize, there was no question Gold was the one,” said Burby.