Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Michael Neville


2013, White ash, sinew, boiled leather, 24"w x 18"h x 7.5"d

This is a continued exploration of the rocking horse form. With this piece I chose to make a direct reference to an animal with the materials. The white ash structure of the rocker frames and stretches cow leather. The leather is loosely stitched to the frame with sinew, made from animal tendon or ligament. This piece takes on the classic form of a child’s rocking horse while referencing the aesthetics and brutality of primitive tannery.

Michael Neville - L’Animale

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