There’s something I love about making sculptures out of wire and wire alone. Could it be because I’m cheap? Maybe. 😉 Even so, I love seeing what can be done with this simple hardware item. Here’s what I’ve done most recently. I started by constructing the legs and hooves. At first, I just had four wired “sticks” with a coil on one end. And then, slowly, I made the body by winding wire around and around, trying to keep an eye on the shape so it was horse-like as I went. When the time was right, I joined the legs to this body and secured them tightly. I then added the head and neck to this. Originally, I was going to have the horse with his head up, but the posture seemed to suggest grazing, so that’s what I ended up doing. The ears and the tail (which is not snug and can swing a bit) were added as a finishing touch. It was great fun and probably took around 6 hours total. You can click the images to see them larger if you’d like.
Below is a photo of the bottom on the hooves.
This sculpture is about 5 &1/2 inches tall and 10 inches long. The photo below should give you an idea of the size. Cats are never impressed with art unless they are part of it. 😉
Despite how much this cat looks like my Oliver, he isn’t. The cat pictured here is Jack, and he’s a tough outdoor cat who has somewhat of a barking meow. He’s very involved with the photo session here, as you can see. 🙂
I hope you like the sculpture. Thank you for looking. 🙂