Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Stick Horse?

Woodrow by Deborah Butterfield

Yes and no.

Sculptor Deborah Butterfield, who rides and trains horses on her Montana ranch, essentially built Woodrow from a variety of found materials, including wood fragments, wire, scrap metal, mud, straw, brick dust and so on.  According to Walker Art Center information, she took the sticks and bark and cast each in bronze.  Next, she constructed the horse by welding all of those items.  In order to retain the authentic look of wooden sticks, she then "patinated" each element.

This amazing sculpture is at home in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and is one of many outstanding works belonging to the Walker Art Center.  Even if you don't reside in that area, the following link will allow to take a virtual tour of the incredible designs of some very talented individuals:

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