Primitive Horse Head - 2016

Bronze or 24 carat gold-plated bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 25, Dated 2016
Bronze £450 Inc. VAT - Gold-plated £700 Inc. VAT
12cm long x 6cm high x 4cm deep / 4.5" long x 2.5" high x 1.5" deep
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The origins of sculpture are likely to have begun with early man finding naturally formed objects which already looked like something familiar. Using a piece of wood found while looking for flints, near Lascaux in the Dordogne region of France,  Hamish has created an exquisite horse head sculpture reminiscent of Neolithic art.

Available in a limited edition, cast into bronze or 24ct gold-plated bronze, this intriguing objet d’art sits perfectly in the hand. It would make a wonderful gift for collectors of beautiful things - an unusual conversation piece on a coffee table or a fine paperweight on a desk.

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THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING

dordogne plants
firing horse head
sculpting horse head
flints Dordogne
dordogne
creating horse head
wax horse head

I found this amazing piece of wood in the Summer of 2016, which looked naturally like a horse’s head - all I added was an ear and the eye. The area around Lascaux in the Dordogne inspires me - it is such a great place to research Neolithic man, their art and way of living. The river running thorough the valley with caves moulded into the rock above, the Lascaux Paleolithic cave paintings near Montignac, and the huge numbers of flints I found on my walks, have driven me in my sculpting and stretched my thinking of how I sculpt ever since.