Saturday, June 19, 2010

for j.m.: a close-up of the horses

these horses are the work
of joe fichter.
hope this satisfies your curiosity, j.m.

(and for those of you wondering about the funny lawn...
it is a living sculpture and has been in place for at least 20 years.)

25 comments:

Sharon Creech said...

Love these--they show so much movement and strength. Also love that sculpted lawn!

magiceye said...

wow they are incredible!

Jacob said...

As I said previously, these horses are so well done they actually make you think of horses in action and not just welded together pieces of old metal.

I, too, like the lawn (so long as I don't have to mow it!)...

Hope you're off to a great weekend!

Kate said...

"A horse, a horse. My kingdom for a horse." King Richard III

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I am fascinated by this piece. It is just beautiful.

Sunny said...

These fantastic sculptures look like they may gallop away at any minute.
Sorry if I'm repeating myself!
☼ Sunny
Thanks for asking about my back, it still bothers me and now I am having hip problems. Doctor visit soon. How is your knee?

Sharon said...

What interesting sculptures. The word "fluid" comes to mind.

Caroline said...

Lovely lovely

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent! Of course anything horse I love but...............perfect. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Love the last one, but all are wonderful sculptures!
Any cows?
:)
Léia

JM said...

Brattcat,

Thank you so very much! I love every horse and will keep the author's name in my mind. Brilliant work!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am all for satisfying J.M.'s curiosity.

I wonder how they keep children from climbing on them. Maybe you have well behaved kids ior attentive parents n Vermont.

Irina said...

Great sculptures. I thought I was hopeless with modern art. I just looked in wrong direction..

cieldequimper said...

Lol about the funny lawn, yes I had imagined it was a feature, I like it! The horses are beautifully done.

Malyss said...

I like very much the movement of those horses. They are very alive!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Amazing sculptures. They all capture movement.
Cheers,
Melbourne Daily Photo

Elenka said...

It's interesting that Mr. Fitchner actually uses his own horse, Bella, as a model....skittish as she is.
Welding is a skill I would like to attempt someday, having conquered blacksmithing (at least in my mind...). Metal is so fascinating, seemingly immovable, yet malleable. So malleable that it was the Titanic's demise.

則義 said...

How about the sorted out products..................................................

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That's rather a clever metallic sculpture. The artist must have a hardworking mind to create this.

Australia

Magpie said...

They are lovely. I especially the photo with the snow.
And thank you for the infor about the lawn...that's really neat.

Carraol said...

Extraordinary sculptures, the artist achieve the sense of motion and grace in a perfect way! And thanks for your kind words.

VP said...

Strange but fascinating horses and you caught the at amazing angles. The lawn is really an artwork itself!

Steffe said...

wow.

Marie-Noyale said...

Can I wonder How they cut that special lawn!11

Amin said...

Wow!Wonderful.