7’ x 8’ 6” x 3’
This sculpture is located at Appalachian House, 551 Bodenheimer Drive.
Over the past 10 years I have been working on a series of steel horses which focus on interior and negative space as much as on contours and surface. I envision each “horse” as a series of abstract sculptures which are combined to form the armature for the whole. These pieces are made with the intention of staying outdoors in a public area without the need for extensive maintenance. I have been using a forge to give the mane and tails organic curves, a contrast to the construction of the body. The materials I use are often from the turn of the last century, which I feel is appropriate for depicting an animal so intertwined with our agrarian past. Repurposed steel provides a sound structure which allows me to work on a scale that lends itself to public spaces.