How I Learned the Posting Trot: Ginger - original horse sculpture - Susie Benes

Ginger (How I Learned the Posting Trot)

A piece exploring memory and nostalgia - "Ginger" is an older mare who has seen much, both malice and kindness, yet despite this she retains her steady patience demeanour and level-head. An homage to that patient school horse we once rode and loved.

Title: Ginger (How I Learned the Posting Trot)

Medium: Lightweight clay over a wire matrix, painted with acrylics. 
Size: 50.5cm tall (20in)

The fabric is a vintage scarf by a Parisian designer Denise Francelle. It has been hardened and is permanently affixed to the sculpture.

The sculpture is mounted on a solid oak base with a felt bottom to prevent scratches. The base measures 18.5cm x 18.5cm x 3cm (7.3 x 7.3 x 1.2 in)

This is a one-of-a-kind sculpture. No others of its kind exist or will be reproduced. 


About the sculptures
All of my horse sculptures are painstakingly hand-made, without molds, and each piece is unique. The sculptures are individually constructed using lightweight clay over a strong and complex armature that allows for delicate details, but provides maximum strength for the sculpture to withstand transport and handling.

The primary materials are non-toxic air drying clays. These clays are museum grade and are selected for their strength and archival properties, to ensure that they can withstand the test of time. Surface decoration often consists of several mediums: acrylics, acrylic gouache, and/or raw powdered pigments. All materials are of the highest artist grade and selected for their lightfastness and superiority.

Each sculpture is finished with a sealer to intensify colours and ensure it is protected from UV rays. 

Only the finest quality materials have been used to produce your sculpture, and proper care will ensure it lasts a lifetime.

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