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Horse by Mark Breckenridge

Horse

Throughout the age of mankind artists have been creating equine sculptures, with some discoveries over 5000 years old. The images that spring to my mind when I think about horses involve things like grace, speed and elegance. I have tried to convey some of these things in this sculpture, but as an artist  all I can hope for is to do mother nature justice. I have attempted to give this sculpture a bit of life by trying to catch some of the wind and make it a kinetic rearing horse.

For me (Mark Breckenridge) the enjoyment of creating metal sculptures comes from working with a harder material and trying to coax it into something a little more soft and visually stimulating. During this process it's like a dance with the metal, the two of us taking turns leading. Even when I can not seem to make the metal conform to my will it often shows me the way and turns out better then I could have envisaged.