the grey, grey horse

the grey, grey horse

A collaboration between established sculptors Stefan Blom and Daniel Blom MRBS (Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors)

the grey grey horse

the grey, grey horse. 2016. Fibreglass with polyester as plastic matrix, mild steel and bone 34 x 262 x 22 cm. approx. A collaborated sculpture by Daniel Blom and Stefan Blom.

the grey, grey horse consists of a tapered mild steel bar forming the whole of the neck, from the shoulder joints away towards the pole of the upper skull cap cupped and held by an intrinsic accumulation of mechanical parts. It forms a kinematic effigy in the likeness of partialized horse, in its wake supported by the structural armaments which elevate and support it. It is an equestrian arrangement typified by tension and the perchance transitions from stationary formality, the harrowing modes of death and dying, to everything before, in between, and afterwards.

the grey grey horse

the grey, grey horse detail

the grey, grey horse

With its inanimate state interchangeable with one of animation by means of three command systems mechanically able to move its head downwards, to the right and to the left, its exposed spine, unyielding between withers and croupe, easily amalgamates with the multiplicity of substantial structural armaments which lifts and hold the horse’s skull by bolstering and propping up its central shape and raising it. In the pristine exhibition space it forms a type construction situate by which the visual and cerebral experience of the equine statue will start with an appropriation, a suggestion for departure accompanied by the skull enhanced by virtual movement, while opening up a multitude of alternatives to the obvious narratives of static order and mortality.

the grey, grey horse detail

the grey, grey horse is an erected monument, a manifestation of an homage to the horse and la grande morte, but with a mechanical invention conceived with associate trappings, it is augmented with a fictional functionality.

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the grey, grey horse

the grey, grey horse

the grey, grey horse

My heart is not here. I am there, and there. My heart is not here. I have a grey horse; I shall run away on that horse.