22 Oct Stone and Steel Figurative Sculptures
Big Horse Pull Toy, 2003
Recycled steel, granite
38″ x 51.75″ x 16.5″
Collection: Kids Count Pediatrics PLLC, Elkin, NC
Ever since I made Big Horse Pull-Toy, I’ve been meaning to create more “sculpture on wheels.” It’s a very simple way to play with movement in a piece, but I like the idea of a sculpture that’s easy to move around to different locations. There’s an appeal, to my mind, in the idea of making sculpture less monumental and more intimate by allowing it the feedom to roam about. I also like the idea of being able to redesign a landscape or garden in the same way that one might move the furniture around in the living room. One might change the accents around as the seasons change, or maybe just mix things up now and then to keep them fresh.
The figures below are one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by, and built around, stone shapes that catch my eye from the cast-away pile at a local stone vendor’s. Because the stone is polished on one side only, the back is decorated with copper.