My Hobbit Horse Table

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Here is my  smaller version of my Hobbit Horse.  I would like to thank all of my friends who saved their paper towel and toilet paper roll holders for me. Look at horse’s head …that’s the rolls! Thank you Pam Harris of Gingerbread Snowflakes (http://gingerbreadsnowflakes.com) for sharing her craft tips of curling the corn husks! I think my Hobbit Horse wouldn’t be complete with out the curly corn husk mane and tail:)
My Artist Statement~
This past summer I read for the first time the Hobbit! I thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to make a very large hobbit type of sculpture.
I chose to make this small version for the NJAA ( New Jersey Arts Annual). When I was designing this table , I was inspired by the world largest equine monument, the Genghis Khan Monument. (In case you didn’t see my post you can here! https://theflyingshetlands.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/genghis-khan-and-his-horse-the-largest-horse-statue-in-the-world) I like the horse’s head observation deck and decided to use an old small table that had molding all around  to make this sculpture.  It reminded me of the observation deck and I knew at once that I want to create this piece.
I wanted to used old and new materials  – old for the classic novel and new since it was new to me. The old -the stand , the look of worn wooded wheels and recycled paper and the new- gold and blue iridescent  glass that give it a sense  of magic.  The curly corn husks give it a whimsical  look which I really like! I also wanted a woody feel and stained the recycled papers gold / coppery earthy tones along with gourds that I grew and milkweed and other natural decorations.
Most of all it is a personal piece with my pony’s bit and reins from my ponies and horses tails. Every time I look at this piece  it reminds me of a special  place  in my heart~
Also, I would like to thank Mary, the head librarian at our local library branch for helping me with burning a disc with the photos and forms ! I couldn’t have done it with out her!!
I had  a lot fun exploring with a  variety of textures, materials, and techniques. I know that my table enlivens my corner of my room!
It looks like my Hobbit Horse Table is  just in time for the newest and last Hobbit movie (The Hobbit: battle of Five Armies) coming out this December! I’m really looking forward  to this movie and I hope you get a chance to see it too!
Shya

Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !

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