Wire, clay, acrylic, gold leaf
A small study for a larger sculpture currently in production. This maquette depicts a young Arabian foal standing in the desert.
This piece began as a meditation on the theme of youth, but through its creation has slowly also come to examine the brevity of life.
The majority of the paint was applied using my fingers, which not only gives the subject a sense of immediacy, but also left behind some trace of my finger prints in the paint. Perhaps this may be the closest any of us comes to immortality.