My cement sculpture titled A Horse of Course was awarded first place in sculpture at the opening reception for Art of the State. The show which opened on June 28, 2015 runs until September. This was quite an honor considering that artists from all across the state of PA entered pieces of art for this exhibit. Over 1000 pieces of art were considered and only 126 pieces were juried into the show. Just to be included in the show was exciting.
The horse is built over a metal and wire armature and then I coated a mixture of sand, cement and red oxide pigment over the entire figure. Several coats of cement were applied and then for the last coat, the boar bristle mane and tail were added. Strips of muslin were also coated with the cement mixture and these were wound around the metal legs. A cement piece must cure for a total of 28 days before it is totally cured.
Currently, I am working on a number of new sculpture which I will post soon.