Where nature and art meet!
This is my most recent piece of August 19, 2012. I had thought of doing a horse’s head much earlier, but I couldn’t find suitable gourds that would seem possible. I finally found some “people” gourds from the Welburn Farm in CA that seemed the best candidates. Anyway, the head and neck were made from two separate gourds; the ears were made by splitting a jewelry gourd in halves, and the mane was made of human hair. The backing is made of black walnut with frames of rosewood. There is a second invisible wall that the horse is mounted to by a threaded screw. I attempted to simulate a barn as best I could. The finish is Deft lacquer.