I have spent long hours in the studio this week creating an equestrian maquette depicting two running horses.
The clay block-in will be transported to Arizona next month and proposed as the study for an over- life-sized
monument to be installed in a roundabout.
Modeling horses ranks as one of the most difficult figurative sculptural endeavors. The proportions must be
exact and, due to the lack of fur and hair patterns, bony anatomical way-points and musculature are prominent;
the same is true when modeling the human figure. Photography, such as the image below, helps determine
the proportions of large shapes.