Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Caballo del Fuego

My lifelong love of horses inspired this piece and several others. It is 18" tall on a 4" x 4" wood base. The head is sculpted from paperclay and painted with acrylics and oils. The mane is raw Shetland sheep wool from a sheep named Pogo! The body is wet felted over a fiberfill core on a steel rod.  
 Thank you to my daughter, my Spanish language consultant, for translating "Horse of Fire" into the beautiful "Caballo del Fuego" and to Vincent Giordano of Trinacria Photography for the great photos.