Friday, 30 March 2012

#198 In the studio: Equestrian maquette

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.

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