To Ride a Horse is to Ride the Sky

March 20th, 2009 in member junk     
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As I was thinking about building the assemblage I knew she couldn’t be in a frame or placed on a wall... she had way too much motion in her. So I decided to place her on a stand like a statue.
I tried all kinds of different bases and none of them worked. Then I thought how about my stash of old worn horseshoes. Perfect! It took lots of patience but I was able to drill a hole in the shoe, then placed a metal rod with a dab of JB Weld to hold it. I then very carefully drilled a hole in her tummy and placed the rod with JB Weld inside.
The quote is housed in an old glass top typewriter key, framed with a rusty washer then attached to a spur. “To ride a horse is to ride the sky.” Author UnknownI was going to include her in my next art show but I decided she needs to stay here with me.
This just in... take a look at missartgurls wonderful horse sculpture post. Beauful ceramic work and what a coincidence!
As I was thinking about building the assemblage I knew she couldn’t be in a frame or placed on a wall... she had way too much motion in her. So I decided to place her on a stand like a statue.

As I was thinking about building the assemblage I knew she couldn’t be in a frame or placed on a wall... she had way too much motion in her. So I decided to place her on a stand like a statue.


I found this amazing old metal horse at Geo’s store (I tell you Geo has the BEST stuff!) and have been saving her for the perfect assemblage project because she is THAT wonderful.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - JennyK Original
posted in: member junk, tabletop, metal, artwork, industrial, whimsical, bedroom, office

Comments (18)

KimK59 writes: Way too cool! Thanks for the idea! Posted: 12:41 am on March 27th
CottageElements writes: Jenny, I think this is my favorite of all your pieces. The horse is just so beautiful!! What a find (thanks Geo)! I can see why you couldn't part with it. It really speak to you (or maybe that's a "Naaah"). Love it!

Lani Posted: 11:40 pm on March 24th
BarkingDogs writes: Yee Haw! Love it. Posted: 7:34 pm on March 23rd
missartgurl writes: I love your horse! Go and see mine I just posted that is the same idea but I have been creating it for a month and didnt even see yours! I live 1/2 hour from Saratoga Springs so I am always inspired by horses! Posted: 11:28 am on March 23rd
JunkArchitect writes: Jenny,
This is such an incredible piece of art! The photo should be on the cover of a book about horses.

Jim Posted: 11:47 am on March 22nd
grannijo writes: If I lived close to you I would buy it!...sooo neat!...we had horses a few years back and reminds me of one of them...his name was "Bob" and he love to be free!...love the photo too!...thanks for the memories!..sharon Posted: 9:52 am on March 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Whoaaaa, Nellie! You just stopped me dead in my tracks with this one. Truly a work of junk art. And you topped it off with such an amazing photo of it too!

Great work, Jenny!
Candy Posted: 7:31 am on March 22nd
fellowjunker writes: Jenny
Not only do you have a special knack for finding the most perfect pieces of junk, but you always combine them to make the most perfectly unique pieces. This is truly wonderful.
xojanis Posted: 1:59 am on March 22nd
TrashyChick writes: I love horses and the quote is so perfect. Posted: 5:07 pm on March 21st
MimiToria writes: Jenny- this art piece is incredible. I used to own arabian horses, and this one reminds me of them. They were agile, quick, spirited and beautiful. Your horse represents all of that, and I love how you worked the horse shoe into the design as well. The quote is perfect. It looks like a vintage weather vane to me too. These were used up in the midwest on barns and are oh so cool.
Gretchen Posted: 3:55 pm on March 21st
georgiamoon writes: Jenny, my dear friend, I my heart skipped a beat when I saw this. It is the most fabulous thing I have ever seen. I love it when you get something from me and turn it into ART. This one has heart, movement and beauty. I'm gonna cry...and you KNOW I will when I see her! Love you, geo Posted: 1:50 pm on March 21st
suewhitney writes: Whoa, you giddy-up-go girl! Love this...the image is fabulous!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:45 pm on March 21st
OldBarnRescue writes: I love this! Love the quote and the horseshoe, too. Nice way to display such a great find! Posted: 11:15 am on March 21st
piecesofthepast writes: Boy, you could sell this in Kentucky (where I live) in a heartbeat with it being the horse capital! I really love it! Posted: 9:53 am on March 21st
shabbychick writes: Jenny - she looks like she's running with the wind - I love it! The words AND your art THAT wonderful!!! The horseshoe made a perfect base.

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 8:41 am on March 21st
whiteflower writes: Didn't I see this exact horse on Antique Road appraised at $40,0000.00 - Just kidding, You are right it is "That Wonderful" Great project! Posted: 8:36 am on March 21st
texasjunkermom writes: You always come up with the neatest quotes! Very nice horse and the perfect way to display it. Looks like a little weather vane. T. Posted: 11:52 pm on March 20th
alicemom writes: OMG! I love it & the saying great find for both of you!
smiles,
alice Posted: 11:50 pm on March 20th
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