Artesia

polyurethane resin (shown in grey primer, sold as unpainted white resin)
14.5 L x 5 W x 12 H inches (measurements include base)
©2017 Lynn A. Fraley

My sculpture’s name, “Artesia” is a play on the concept of an artesian well:
a well bored into water-bearing strata lying at an angle, so that natural pressure produces a constant supply of water with little or no pumping: the water from artesian wells makes agriculture possible.”
 

My thinking is that those lovely steppe breeds are an ancient font, a source well, for many families of performance horses and of course for elegant, powerful movement.

 

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Regal Artesia ~

Boldly galloping to that new adventure just around the turn.  Artesia’s steppe heritage hearkens back to ancient warriors in distant lands.

This sculpture was initially released in early 2018; unpainted resins may be ordered, please inquire about the current casting/shipping schedule.

Artesia is a large “traditional” (1:8) scale mare, hollow cast in white polyurethane resin with wire reinforcements in her extremities. Her support leg is cast with a metal rod for extra strength.  The castings are shipped unpainted.

This sculpture has been carefully designed for a single point of support. Sculptural changes to the mane, tail and base are allowed, but may be detrimental to the sculpture’s balance and ultimate longevity — i.e. any extra weight added to the mane and/or tail may not be a great idea.