Here’s another sculpture that I finished the other day. The aluminum wire is proving to be nice to work with even though I like the weight of steel wire.
I always seem to go back to horses when it comes to art. They’re just such beautiful creatures. I love trying to capture personality and character in sculptures. It is, after all, quite different than the detailed ink drawings I typically do. It is the “different” factor that makes these sculptures so fun to make. They’re refreshing, interesting, and challenging.
The piece measures 9 inches long by 8 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide. The body is made entirely of 16 gauge aluminum fencing wire. The tail is made with short lengths of metal chain I took from a chain belt. The mane is also made with pieces of the belt. The ears are fake pearls I took from my stash of old costume jewelry that I keep just for projects like this. I wedged the pearls down between the rolls of wire and glued them in place with high gloss acrylic gel medium (not actually a glue, but it holds better than any glue I’ve used.)
I made this sculpture in one day, but in two sittings. It took roughly four or five hours to make.
The Aluminum Horse
I hope you like it. Thanks so much for looking! 🙂