Celeste grew up drawing horses on any surface she could find. In third grade, her teacher brought in books with paintings of Rosa Bonheur, assuring her that is she was diligent she too could draw horses like that. In high school she won a state-wide, then a national Scholastic award for a wooden sculpture. Her wire animals are inspired by two naughty horses, her mustangs, Bella and Obi. Once they finish their morning grain, they proceed to eat the grain of two Arab mares. Celeste became the food monitor, and while waiting for the ponies to eat she began to bend the hay wire into shapes. If a local art professor hadn’t noticed and offered to buy a couple of pieces, her barn would be chock full of whimsical animals.