The beauty and grace of the horse expressed in steel.
Bronze sculpture can be commissioned upon request. Mark will design and sculpt the clay model, then deliver the model to a foundry to be cast in bronze.
These large horse sculptures, which stand about five feet tall, are created with strips of steel cut out with a plasma cutter. The sheet steel varies in thickness, from 16 to 10 gauge, depending on where on the body it is being used. A strong internal armature supports the horse.
The steel is then primed and painted.
Black Stallion ©
Black Stallion 2 ©
Available on Commission
I have the pattern to recreate this steel horse sculpture. Contact Mark if you would like him to make another one for you. While the pose is the same, each one is individually sculpted, and is unique.
Cave Creek Stallion ©
Follow the step-by-step creation of this horse sculpture.
This sculpture was a commission for the Town of Cave Creek. I have the pattern for the parts to recreate this stainless steel horse sculpture. Contact Mark if you would like him to make one for you. While the pose is the same, each horse is is individually sculpted, and is unique.
I was looking at some chunks of steel that had been cut with the oxy-acetylene torch. I thought... wouldn't it be interesting to sculpt a horse out of random chunks of steel, welding the pieces together, then cutting and shaping the form with the torch and grinders. I immediately liked the rough, molten metal look, and the texture left by the cutting torch.
Like the Wind ©
I consider these sculptures to be 'drawing with steel'. The form is basically two dimensional. The 'wire' sculptures resemble line drawings. The thicker more jagged versions resemble brush and ink drawings.
Follow the step-by-step progress in fabricating the stainless steel sculpture, Spirit of the Horse.
I was commissioned by the Town of Cave Creek AZ to create two monuments to be placed at the north and south entrances to the town. Follow the progress from the concept drawing, througth fabrication, to the final installation.