Back is Beautiful
Back is Beautiful is a Mosebacke Horse, created in polymer clay.
Height 30 cm.
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I want to show the opposition between different groups because not understanding other groups or cultures is a global problem today.
My first source of inspiration for this piece of art was a chess game, but I wanted to keep the dark and the light game pieces/horses closer in their groups, like if they were a little bit unsecure and wanted to keep close to each other for protection and support.
I chose different colors for each game piece on both sides – there are for example both light blue and dark blue ones. By this I want to show that there are similarities between the both groups, even if they seem different at first sight.
These horses are silent – looking at each other (besides one of the dark horses that is blind). And all horses are different no matter they are light or dark.
It is so interesting to ask people what they see in this sculpture because they always see the opposition, but they interpret it as something that is close to them, an opposition problem they understand, depending of which culture they belong to. They see racial, political, historical, ethnical, cultural, sexual or ethical problems.
But. When you look closer you do not only see the opposition, you also see the start of a possible solution. It is explained by some kind of curiosity, some kind of interest from one group to the other group. One of the dark horses even shows that it really wants to listen. That is my hidden message in this sculpture – even if it seems like you cannot agree in a certain question it is not the end. Try to listen, try to understand your opponent and maybe you will find a new and sustainable solution. Together.
Another interesting thing with this sculpture is that it is interactive. You can place a random object between the two groups – and the meaning and message of the sculpture totally changes! Put a little bird between them and you will maybe see some kind of wish to care. Put a hand-grenade between them and you will maybe see signs of fright and terror…
If you count the horses, you will find out that there are one more light horse than dark horses. What can the meaning of that be…?
Material: Polymer clay on a base of wood
Height: 30 cm
Width: 50 cm
Depth: 14 cm
Happy är en handgjord, unik och personlig hästskulptur från Mosebacke Horse Sculptures. Happy är skapad på en bas av betong som har klätts med polymerlera i olika dova färger i den röda skalan. Tittar man noga kan man dessutom urskilja ett svagt rött skimmer/glitter. Från den lilla hästens huvud strävar fem ballonger – också de i polymerlera – upp mot skyn. Happy är signerad av konstnären EvaMarie Törnström.
Happy är 30 cm hög.
About Round is a Mosebacke Horse Sculpture created in polymer clay, with four horse shoes in real silver. The horse shoes are also hand made by EvaMarie.
About Round is an exploration of the form ”round”, investigating if it could be possible to place four legs and one head on a round form, and it still would be a horse. The answer is that is made a wonderful and lively horse, full of joy and with lots of colors. On the neck you can admire a kind of polymer clay cane called ”Stroppel Cane”.
Width: 26 cm