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Mixed found media on forged iron base
38 cm x 43 cm.
War Horse
Inspired by a combination of legend and historical fact, and a well-stacked example of the excitement I gain from every material I find. Each piece has a story to fire imagination - some more obvious than others.

The substrate was gradually grew out of surplus mortars; then sculpted down to refine the basic proportions. The final surface is in tightly integrated, numerous cut slate sections and found and waste materials including: sea glass, stained glass, Smalti glass, clinker from the forge, scrap glass smelted in my wood burner, shipwrecked and studio pottery shards, bone and stone, and slate slithers.
I forged stainless steel ears and a the wheeled base is by Nathan Bennett. The wheels turn and little grub screws act as brakes.

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War horse 3 overview angle
War Horse 2
War Horse 1
War Horse mane detail of tg in lead channel

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