The Expansive Horses

Welcome to The Expansive Horses! Well, not that large; actually, I like to think they are “just right” to slide into your imagination. These horses are “Post-consumer Industrial Abstract Expressionism” expressed in three dimensions — the illusion of a horse, just standing there looking at you. How much horse, what kind and shape and color, suggests the idea of “horse”? Take a look, and decide for yourself.

 

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Aces Backed with Eights

Well, Bob sung us a song about Rambling, Gambling Willie, the greatest gambling man around.

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Olivia Overdrive

Olivia Overdrive is thoroughbred through and through. In her way, she is the most minimalist of the Slightly Contained horses.

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All the Right Numbers

Where and how we land in this world is a matter of chance. So how does All of the Right Numbers get the right numbers and a butt that is surely one in a million?

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Ms. Money Maker

All bets are off with Ms. Money Maker, She is one of those rare "no limit" girls. Hot off of the curves and watch her romp! If you are ever going to, now is the time.

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Shotgun

From the wonderful green Chevrolet paint from 1940-something, to her front legs that I made when I cut a double-barrel shotgun apart, she has a sweet Detroit curve and a black-powder attitude.

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Startle Me

If you have ever walked up behind me in the studio,

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Ready

Stands tall and lean on the best legs in the heard.

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Who Am I To You?

Mr. Garrett in Buchanan Virginia sold me this hood as a 1947 dodge. It has beautiful red patina worn over and repainted and I even have the piece the bullet hole in it.

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Delilah

How do you make Delilah one-half the size without losing the power? I don’t know; well, Delilah did. She is as strong and filled with potential movement as any of her big sisters.

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Black Cadillac

Oh me, she walked up behind me and took me across a river and up a valley with a view to die for. Yep, that is the hood from a 1940’s era Cadillac -- that is one sweet curve and I can’t keep my hands off of her. Sleek and sexy, this girl showed me some things about color.

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Skiddish

If there was ever a girl born on the edge, it is Skittish. She is wound tighter than an eight-day clock and there is no disguising it.

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Simply Hot

If there were a Bugatti of horses, it would be Simply. You can feel her at 6,000 rpm’s, and 2 gears to go, burning up Highway One. She is running wide open standing still, and has an elegance that awed even me.

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Fancy Dancer

This gentle looking girl is not afraid to show her real colors. With those dancer's legs and her thousand mile stare, she sets the pace.

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Hurricane

Slipped into my head like a small low pressure system and busted out a full blown hurricane! Enough power to light up the neighborhood and she is not wasting a kilowatt. She will look you in the eye and tell you a sweet lie.

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A Chrome Wind

So very cute and filled with life, she has taken her chrome ass to places most only dream of. The purple legs let you know this girl is not turning back.

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So Sweet D

Don’t let her fool you -- she is sweeter than you can imagine, and she has a story or two to tell. I’ll never forget how much poison ivy I had after finding this old Ford hood way up on the side of a mountain

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My Loose Ass Baby

Oh my God, what an ass! She is beautiful. A rare find -- an old pickup hood with great red paint and the blue primer worn through -- had the finest curve of any hood I have ever used.

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If Not for Me

The best proportioned horse in the herd, I love her docile posture and her quiet demeanor despite all of her rough edges.

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Sweet Magnolia

There is just something hot about a girl with yellow legs and a sweet round butt. Magnolia has both and she not afraid to show them off.

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Easy

I will never forget the day I saw that yellow angle iron in Mr. Garrett’s Junkyard, wow. This was just what I needed, when I asked about the price, Mr. Garrett told me he would only sell me 4 pieces. He said he was sure he would need the rest of them,

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Thunder

Thunder and I plowed some new ground together, No, of course not like that. She showed me that horses can have blue legs and asses made from pick up truck parts, a hood in this case.

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Not Today

Not Today is another early horse that allowed me to start defining some of the characteristics that would be prevalent as this body of work evolved. Head and posture started showing themselves in Not Today.

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Wheel Barrow

Tailgate’s sister is Wheelbarrow, another early-in-the-series little horse. Again I went to my father’s barn and found an old blue wheelbarrow, cut it up, and put it back together as a horse named Wheelbarrow. It wasn’t quite that simple;

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Tailgate

Tailgate is one of my earliest horses; she is in a different “vein.” Like all of these girls, she has a story, too. Hers is the most personal of all. My father owned a 1973 Ford pick up truck.

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