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#1 macbruce

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:06 AM

I made this piece last spring for a client who loves Debra Butterfield junk horse sculpture but couldn't pop for $40k.....
Blacksmithing is my chosen field and is included just about everything I do but this was different.....Cut out trash body parts covered in horrible paint was never my Idea of viable material....Not a labor of love to build but the client loves it....Any thoughts welcome.......

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:10 AM

NICE! I think it has some very raw strength to it, very visceral

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:40 AM

Hey as long as the client loves it and the check cleared! That's all that really counts, I sure you must take some satisfaction in that after all it is a great looking piece of art. And you don't need a 40 page manifesto, describing what your intention was in creating it.
First glance it is clear that you have captured the raw feel of a horse!
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In all my time of prop building and sign painting I can say that I have made more than my fair share of things that don't bare my signature in prominent view and left the phone number off!
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:12 AM

Yes, it does resemble a horse.Posted Image. The outcome is really nice.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:45 PM

Me too, Glen - where my signature really matters to me is on the back of the check where I endorse it for deposit. [hysterical]
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:18 PM

Nice job.

I really like the fact that it has more of a John Chamberlain feel to it as compared to a Butterfield. Right up my alley.

You should mention to your client that one horse is never happy, they need to have at least three or four more in that field. [Welder]
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:43 PM

Nice job.

I really like the fact that it has more of a John Chamberlain feel to it as compared to a Butterfield. Right up my alley.

You should mention to your client that one horse is never happy, they need to have at least three or four more in that field. [Welder]

Thanks, This job was real different for me and I had some fun with it, aside from cutting and welding horrible auto paint. A study in conflict. What is it? A pile of junk or a horse? It had to look like a horse but the material it's made of is undeniably crap..... I don't think I'd like to do a herd of em'
for what I got paid for that one, If there is a next one I'd like to get what DB gets for one of hers but I'd be way ok with a third of that......... B)

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:31 AM

Giddy up ! Looking good !
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:13 PM

Evil Unicorn.......

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:16 AM

macbruce this is amazing work. The color of the metal is just so great. Definitely well done and observance of horses/mustangs. This is one of my favorites on the forum!




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