When I create a horse, I usually spend hours of planning before I even touch the clay.
First of all, I have to figure out what I want the sculpture to say and convey. Then comes the technical part where I think through different possibilities and impossibilities, what combinations of colors I want to use, how I should solve different technical problems and so on.
So when I opened my clay packages to create this horse, I was fully concentraded on a large and stable horse with an exciting red pattern that would sort of run down over the horse’s body.
A Spring Flower Horse instead
But shortly after I started creating, something happened. Maybe it was the spring with all its flowers that came to me with the inspiration. In any case, I no longer saw a horse with an exciting red pattern in front of me. I saw a horse that was completely covered in flowers!
So now I have a LOT of work ahead of me. It usually takes many, many hours to create a horse sculpture, but this one will take many, many, many, many hours because it takes so much time to create each flower separately.
I hope it’s worth all the the work. That’s what’s so exciting about creating, I can never be really sure if the final sculpure will be as I intended or if it wants to be something else.
Read more about this horse in my upcomin blog posts!