2009, cast Parian, 37”h 29”w 1.5”d, Edition of: 26 Sculptures (A-Z), 5 Artist Proofs and 4 collaborator’s Proofs.
This sculpture is an editioned piece created by Mark T Smith and his one of his first sculptures. The process to create this artwork started with a maquette at 100% of the scale of this final editioned piece. This maquette was cast in a foundry and that mold begot the result you see here in this installation. The horse is an icon that the artist works with often. The piece is cast in crushed marble.
“Sculpture is the final frontier for a painter and draftsman – finally to reach out into the world. The newness of the experience is intoxicating, the challenges exciting and fresh. The first baby-steps into this world return me to the feeling that I had as a very young child making art. I am approaching this new expression with a renewed love of the creative process, the tabula rasa of a wise child and have fallen in love again with Arts’ seductive forces”.