Flying Like the Wind

Completed in May, 2015, this cast bronze horse was inspired by a small reproduction of a famous Chinese flying horse in my collection. The Gansu Horse rode astride the back of a swallow, for it was as swift as the wind. My horse shares the same pose, balanced upon one hoof, but no swallow is present. Ever since I became a sculptor, I wanted to create a piece in homage to this great Chinese mythological treasure and to reinterpret the lovely horse that has flown in my home for over 40 years.

cropped-horse-newI first created it half this size, entitled Equine Waltz, and then created a version as a zebra, titled–very creatively–– Zebra. This newest one stands approx. 20″ H x 24″ W x 8″ D, and with its marble base, weighs approx. 90 lbs. The multi-layer patina is rich transparent browns, plus black, with some of the bronze peeking through.