This expressive portrait of an Ardennes draft horse in harness, was inspired by the atmospheric working draft horse photographs of Gigi Embrechts
I was really drawn to the warm russet colours coupled with the metallic accents. I also wanted to capture the almost blurry and nostalgic quality that her images convey.
The reins are hand-dyed, vegetable-tanned leather, and there are lots of little handmade details built into the harness, like the real chain in the front.
The sculpture is mounted on a solid walnut wood base with a hand-rubbed tung oil finish.