Sometimes great art depends on great partnerships. Gabe Wolff pushed this project into the realm of greatness today with his design and build of the internal skeleton of the life size free standing horse we are building in the coral outside our studio. In my mind I imagined some lashed together twig construction as I have very little wood working skill and was thinking that the clay would provide most of the structure of the piece. Realizing I was out of my depth with the project I asked for help. The best move all day for sure. Gabe spent most of the morning designing and then piecing the structure together and all of the afternoon on the build.
Here he is testing the designs ability to bear weight. This is half of the structure. The other half is mostly built and will be tied together tomorrow and then I will use my twig idea to build a rib cage and hips to hold the volume of the body, it will then be covered in chicken wire and then covered with the brick clay.
The play set also got some play. I am leaning toward an insurance agency play set. It seems the most absurd choice.