Monday, August 29, 2011

Project365: Day 240 - Juno

Day 240 - Juno by Tim Bungert
Day 240 - Juno, a photo by Tim Bungert on Flickr.

"Juno" by Debora Butterfield. Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines, Iowa.

Butterfield is one of my favorite sculptors. She has done over 1,000 of these horses, and each one is unique. She first constructs each sculpture from driftwood, branches, and logs. Once assembled, the entire piece is photographed, documented, and disassembled. Each individual piece of wood used is then replicated by bronze casting, and the piece is reassembled using the bronze casts. It is amazing how much the final bronze casts still look like real wooden branches.

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