Iron Horse, mixed media contemporary horse painting © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Iron Horse

This abstracted horse was inspired by a metal sculpture I saw at the Denver Art Museum. Below, is a photo taken while my daughters and I were touring the museum on Mother's Day this year.  I am standing next to this larger than life sculpture.  It's such a cool piece - I wish I had a better picture of it.  It's all made of pieces of re-purposed rusted iron.

For my horse, I cut up different kinds of rusted iron and metallic papers.  It also has copper nails here and there.

I think I'll try doing another one.  It's not as easy as you may think to cut the paper in the contours of the horse's body.  I can't imagine doing it in metal.

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Lillian Connelly said...

This is gorgeous! It reminds me of New Mexico at sunset.

Bren said...

Love everything about it, excellent job! More will be better :-)

Georgia Grace said...

AWESOME Fine art Blog.Please update more often.

Gexton said...

awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really

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