While these are not the professional photos, I just couldn’t wait to show “Dressage Horse” to you. As usual, there are no interior armatures. It is 100% homegrown wool.
(18″ L x 11″ H)
It’s been nearly a year since I began this investigation into action, detail and size of the horse. Working on this sculpture was relegated to time in between commissions and to markets.
Some folks have joked with me saying, “I remember when it was just a leg!” I started with the legs because my deepest intention was to the power and energy of the movement of the extended trot in dressage.
Communicating determination and elegance was a big goal as well. Having bred and trained horses in my teens and 20’s I have memories of muscles and movement my hands and body. Making those visible in this piece was the REAL challenge.
The sculpture will remain “white” to allow the focus to be on the shape, form, action and detail. I’m on the hunt for an elegant stand.