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Artwork description:

Dynamic horse and rider sculpture with a strong sense of life and movement, and an ethereal and contemplative twist.

A small sculpture that transforms your furniture into its own landscape, created in a beautiful innovative British eco-resin that is distinctive and affordable.

The Nature-Spirit Riders have come out of the woods together after a long journey and are cantering along in an easy harmony. Perhaps they represent something that we long to return to and which still remains available for us to remember.

Nature-Spirit Rider XI is cantering on his horse, which is outstretched and pivoting over its front leg ready for the next stride, while the rider is looking forwards towards the future.

Every time I encounter a horse I am amazed by the beauty of their integrity. I always feel moved, as if their honesty enables me to re-connect with that part of myself. Naturally, I default to making horses whenever I need to communicate this kind of feeling. My connection with horses feels like how this figure is riding, and I find it sustaining and replenishing. The rider’s antlers add to that sense of wisdom from the natural world.

I made this sculpture by modelling with wax onto a wire armature, or framework, and then I moulded and cast it using an innovative technique that I have pioneered. You can see pictures of me casting this series in the “Me at Work” section of my Profile.

The sculpture is made of made of a modern British eco-resin which allows me to reproduce the beautiful semi-translucent cream colour of the original wax into a durable form. The vibrant contemporary material brings a special resonance and allows for interesting glimpses through to the armature, or internal structure of the sculpture. It is for sale as a limited edition of 24, and is mounted on a semi-translucent, almost black, flat acrylic base. It is 19cm long, 17cm tall, and 7cm wide including the base. The sculpture is initialled on the inside of the top of the horse’s left hind leg, and come with a signed letter of authentication stating its edition number.

Although this sculpture looks delicate it is actually much more robust than it appears, and can withstand small knocks and movements in the home. Being made in a light-weight material, it weighs less than half a kilo and is easy to transport and move about. I package it in a sturdy cardboard box and it travels very well by courier.

This horse and rider is beautiful to live with, and provides a moment of surprise as you glimpse them running across your furniture, allowing you to contemplate things in a different way.

Nature-Spirit Rider XI is one of a series of three that can be purchased either separately or together. See my further listings for others in the series, and please feel free to send me a message with any questions. There is a “Contact Me” button next to the “Follow Me” button under my profile images.

Thank you so much for your interest in my work.

Materials used:

British eco-resin

Tags:

#nature  #horse  #freedom  #harmony  #spiritiual  #pony  #rider  #antlers  #gallop  #equation 

Nature-Spirit Rider XI (2020)

$479.18

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This artwork is sold by Holly Bennett from United Kingdom

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