The newest member of the Articulated Horse family is Equilux "Maxima" AHM. As a fully jointed and poseable sculpture, her personality comes to life when her body positions and expressions change. Maxima stands 3 hands high and is 45 cm long from nose to the base of her tail.
Created from American cherry and bass wood combined with fine leather, she is coated in the warm depth of natural oil colors. Features a braided mane and tail of fine long goat hair. [Patent Pending].
Maxima is the first in this series of intricate sculptures. In the future custom orders for portraits will be considered. For inquiries please email sales [at] Equilux [dot] com.
Equine body language
Sculptures reflecting natural movement and expression.
by Maria Talasz
Years ago I envisioned building a horse sculpture capable of expressing moods. To a large extent, a horse uses body language to communicate and in my versions of articulation, the neck gets extra attention. It plays a large role in this language, together with ears, eyes, mouth, nose, and tail. The movement of a neck has to be smooth in moving up and down, nicely arching, and well flexing. In addition, the ears have to be able to move in all natural directions.
Blue Horse was created from a small piece of fine cherry wood carved into a little head. From there every other part was created by hand. The horse with his relatively rough finish, its flexibility of the parts, and the natural sense of the movement, gets a personality of his own when moved about and positioned. It comes to life through the owner's hand.
The sculptures are intentionally created in traditional materials such as wood, selected for specific properties, fine cow leather, real goat hair, complemented with metal and finished in natural (historic pigments) oil based paints. Considerable time is given to all details and aspects of the design of each part to achieve the maximum possible realistic effect.
Renderings by designer Plamen Drenski.
Software and Equipment
3D modeling software Rhino 5 by McNeel and Associates.
Machining of certain parts is performed with Roland CNC machines.
Other products include DeWalt, Proxxon, Dremel, Makita, and others for planing, cutting, sanding, and fine drilling and hand finishing.
Paints by Rublev/Natural Pigments