Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Horse in Wire

More coat hanger some friends used to tease me years ago.
This piece belongs to my friend Steve Gordon, or actually to his wife Judy. I got this piece back for some paint touch up. The original wire was silver steel.
I made this wire sculpture of a classic horse so long ago, I hardly remember working on it.
What I do recall is to decide not to add the horse's mane. You just get a feeling when to stop. When nothing more can be added to improve the pose.
Starting with sculpting in wire in the early 1980s my guess is that over the years I probably created about 150-200 of them.
And what an amazing feeling it is to know that these pieces are spread all over the place in people's homes.
So here is the horse on a turning platform to showcase its 3D effect.
Photography by Roger Viloria.

The sculpture's measurements are 24 x 8 x 17".


  1. I'd love to see it as I'm sure it's fantastic like your other pieces, however it says that the video is not available (not sure if it's just my problem, though)

  2. This is marvellous, no surprise there, but it has got to be one of my favourite wire works of yours. The way such a simple structure gives such a clear idea of shape, movement and volume is incredible. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I saw some of your wire sculptures at your exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum a while back. They are really wonderful, and as interesting it is to see this one on my computer it really is something that needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate.

  4. I love your sculptures Andreas...have you ever done any of the characters you animated?

    1. I've done a Jafar sculpture a while ago.
      I did a Captain Hook for Frank Thomas and Bambi for the director of Bambi II. That's about it.